‘Treatment of the Sportsman's groin’: British Hernia Society's 2014 position statement based on the Manchester Consensus Conference
Sheen AJ, Stephenson BM, Lloyd DM, Robinson P, Fevre D, Paajanen H, de Beaux A, Kingsnorth A, Gilmore OJ, Bennett D, Maclennan I, O'Dwyer P, Sanders D, Kurzer M. Br J Sports Med. 2013 Dec 10. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092872. [Epub ahead of print]
The British Hernia Society organized a meeting to “produce a multidisciplinary consensus to determine the current position on the nomenclature, definition, diagnosis, imaging modalities and management of Sportsman's groin (SG).” The statement includes an introduction, statement on background to consensus process, imaging of the symphysis pubis and inguinal canal, radiological intervention techniques, surgical techniques, rehabilitation, and a summary. The statement is centered on 8 key questions:
"1. What appropriate nomenclature would be acceptable for this condition?
2. What pathology if any is present?
3. What imaging modalities or diagnostic techniques are advised?
4. Is surgery always advised?
5. If yes to surgery, then what operation should be undertaken?
6. What other treatment modalities would you use?
7. What repair would you undertake for a primary presentation?
8. What repair or management would you recommend for a recurrence?"