Doha agreement meeting on terminology and definitions in groin pain in athletes
Weir A, Brukner P, Delahunt E, Ekstrand J, Griffin D, Khan KM, Lovell G, Meyers WC, Muschaweck U, Orchard J, Paajanen H, Philippon M, Reboul G, Robinson P, Schache AG, Schilders E, Serner A, Silvers H, Thorborg K, Tyler T, Verrall G, de Vos R, Vuckovic Z, Hölmich P. Br J Sports Med 2015;49:768-74.
The British Journal of Sports Medicine has published new consensus recommendations on terminology and definitions in groin pain in athletes. The authors offer a summary of the epidemiology of groin injuries in soccer, risk factors for groin injuries in athletes, factors associated with hip and groin pain in athletes, diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for hip-related groin pain, imaging in long-standing groin pain in athletes, patient-reported outcome measures for athletes with hip and groin pain, treatment of groin injuries in athletes, prevention of groin injuries in athletes, and return to sports after hip surgery for femoroacetabular impingement in athletes. The authors defined a clinical classification system that consists of defined clinical entities for groin pain (e.g., adductor-related pain), hip-related groin pain, and other causes of groin pain.