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Adductor tendinitis and musculus rectus abdominis tendopathy

M A Martens, L Hansen, J C Mulier
American Journal of Sports Medicine 1987, 15 (4): 353-6
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Groin injuries are becoming more common today in soccer. Conservative treatment consisting of rest, physiotherapy, and medication yields favorable results in only 38% of the long-standing lesions. Operative treatment is indicated in selected cases. Better knowledge of the underlying pathology and a more accurate initial conservative treatment directed to the ethiopathogenesis could solve many of the problems. However, in our experience a simple subcutaneous adductor tenotomy and/or a rectus abdominis tenotomy in combination with a fasciaplasty was done successfully in 75 of 81 patients. There was no loss of power in this group of patients as measured and compared with a control group.

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