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I contacted Dr. William Brown in Fremont, CA about a suspected Sports Hernia. He suggested that I get an MRI. My MRI results showed that I had bilateral tearing in my rectus abdonimus-adductor longus aponeurosis. The day I emailed him the results he called me and suggested that I have surgery. It turns out that a Sports Hernia is exactly what I had all of this time just as I suspected. Being that I have had pain for over two years and a surgery that did not help me, I was excited to hear from someone who knew about the injury and said he could fix me up.
I made the 2300 mile journey to California on 10/23. Dr. Brown examined me on 10/24 and surgery was done on 10/25. I returned home on 10/27. I am very pleased with the way I was treated by Dr. Brown and his staff. Beginning with my initial contact email Dr. Brown has been outstanding. He called me personally the first time I emailed him and each follow up I made with him. In fact, he has called me every day since I arrived in California to check up on how I am doing. Today he called to make sure I made it home ok!
My surgery consisted of repairing the oblique muscles that were torn and a bilateral adductor tenotomy. When Dr. Brown opened me up he found that I had two tears on each side of my oblique muscles internally and externally. He said I really messed myself up in there but told me he was confident that he fixed everything up.
For anyone considering seeing a specialist for Sports Hernias/Athletic Pubalgia, be sure to put Dr. Brown on your list. He sees patients from all over the country for Sports Hernias and operates on athletes like us daily. He told me that approximately half of his patients are from other states. His procedure is an open procedure and he does not use mesh. He also recommends the adductor release if necessary. The procedure is billed as a hernia repair so insurance should not be an issue.
I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the trip to California, sports hernias, Dr. Brown, etc... If you would rather speak to me personally just PM me and I will respond.
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