Sports Hernia. CC / HPI 19 y/o male lacrosse player with 3 month history of left lower abdominal pain and left groin pain. Insidious in onset. No hx of trauma. No parethesias. No bowel or bladder dysfxn. Pain spikes with exercise. Sharp and stabbing quality. 7/10 max. Usu 0/10.
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External oblique aponeurosis
Internal oblique muscleSports Hernia
(passes superior to the deep inguinal ring and provides sensory innervation to the skin superior to the pubis)
2. Surgery after failure or initially if sports hernia is strongly suggested or professional athlete
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