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The Management of Sportsman's Groin Hernia in Professional and Amateur Soccer Players

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: December 19, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
The purpose of this study is to compare the surgical treatment for sportsman's hernia in our department to the current literature. Our hypothesis is that combined solution for the two major problems that cause pain in this syndrome - repair the weakness in the posterior wall of the inguinal canal with "tension free" technique (mesh repair) and reducing the muscle strain on the abdominal wall by cutting, partially, the tendon of the external oblique muscle, will shorten the time to return to full physical activity in soccer players.

Sportsman's Groin Hernia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: A Study, Based on Medical Record and Questionnaire, Investigate the Management of Sportsman's Groin Hernia in Professional and Amateur Soccer Players -Results of the Follow-up in Our Department and a Comparison the Medical Literature

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Further study details as provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • time to return to full physical activity [ Time Frame: 2 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • pain after the surgery [ Time Frame: 1 week, 2 weeks and 4-6 month ]

Enrollment: 246
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
soccer players with groin pain

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Soccer players who reffered to our clinic
  • soccer players diagnosed with sportsman's hernia
  • Failure of conservative treatment
  • Underwent conventional surgery for sportsman's hernia in our department
  • Completed the follow-up in our clinic
  • age : 14-40
  • male and female

Exclusion Criteria:

  • soccer players who were diagnosed of had there surgery in other places
  • soccer players who recover after conservative treatment
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Responsible Party: HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01752387     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMC-0133-12
First Submitted: December 2, 2012
First Posted: December 19, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2015
Last Verified: November 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical