The term sports hernia is really a re-branding of the old familiar term inguinal or groin hernia. The term is applied to the development of an inguinal hernia when activity associated with sport is thought to be the cause. It is a more “glamorous” term, lending a sense of bravado to what would otherwise be considered a common ailment.
Sports hernias, aka inguinal hernias are treated by laparoscopic or open techniques, the former providing a quicker return to activity. Of course, as with all surgical treatment plans, only a Board certified surgeon can decide on the correct approach. At the Winter Park Hernia Center, a well thought out treatment plan is what distinguishes our care as the standard of care in hernia surgery.
Contact Winter Park Hernia Center now for your sports hernia consultation.