Ultrasound-guided Corticosteroid Injection for the Treatment of Athletic Pubalgia: A Series of 12 Cases

Jean Jose, Leonard T. Buller, Alex Fokin, Ross Wodicka, Ty Subhawong, Bryson P. Lesniak

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Abstract

Surgical treatment for athletic pubalgia is the standard of care, however, it poses risks. This study investigated the use of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections as an alternative treatment. Twelve consecutive patients underwent injections into the area of degeneration in the rectus abdominis and/or adductor longus aponeurosis. The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) scores were used to evaluate treatment effectiveness. The average WOMAC score was 90.9. With a mean follow up of 8.7 months (range, 6-19 months), eight of the 12 patients reported complete symptom resolution. In conclusion, corticosteroid injections alleviate pain in patients with athletic pubalgia and provide an alternative to surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Medical Ultrasound
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • Athletic pubalgia
  • Sports hernia
  • Ultrasound-guided injection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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