The Gilmore’s Groin is also known as a Sportsman’s Hernia or athletic pubalgia, but there is no true hernia present. It is a severe musculotendinous injury of the groin, which can be successfully treated by the Marsh modification of the Gilmore Technique to restore normal anatomy.
Osteitis pubis is a condition caused by degeneration where the right and left pubic bones meet at the lower front part of the pelvis. It is an overuse injury commonly seen in runners and high-level footballers. This condition is closely linked with Gilmore’s Groin and is often difficult to diagnose. It can be successfully treated with injection and specific physiotherapy; surgery is rarely needed.
As part of the ASIA complex, the adductor tendon plays an important part in the groin equilibrium. Closely linked with Gilmore’s Groin and osteitis pubis, it is one of the key areas to assess and address in the management of groin pain.
There is a big crossover between general surgery and orthopaedics in the diagnosis and management of groin pain. Inguinal and femoral hernias are common causes of groin pain. It is a highly complex area, depending on your diagnosis, management plans should be formulated accordingly.