Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
With football season and other fall sports well underway, patient education about sports-related injuries and treatment options can go a long way toward keeping players in shape and on the field. Dr. Michael Brunt, SAGES President-Elect, will address the topic Sportsmans Hernia Is it Real? at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress on Monday, October 7th at 1:15 pm in Room 148 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.
The majority of sports injuries can be diagnosed easily however this is not the case with a sports hernia, says Dr. Brunt. Differentiating between an actual hernia versus a more generalized groin strain is critical and receiving the right interventional treatment and rehabilitation is essential to safe recovery and quick return to athletic competition, Dr. Brunt explains.
Athletes are generally referred with a possible diagnosis of sports hernia after failure of an initial period of conservative management such as rest, icing, anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. When a sports hernia is diagnosed, a variety of approaches to treatment have been successful including both open and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.
Sportsmans Hernia Is it Real? will cover symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors and surgical indications of this common condition. Additional lectures to be delivered by SAGES leadership at ACS include: