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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 19, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 12, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Sportsman's Groin Hernia

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 246 participants
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
Study Start Date : June 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hernia
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. time to return to full physical activity [ Time Frame: 2 month ]

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

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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

Responsible Party: HaEmek Medical Center, Israel Identifier: NCT01752387     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMC-0133-12
First Posted: December 19, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2015
Last Verified: November 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical