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Orthopedic Research Online Journal

Inguinomalacia: Alternative Nomenclature to the Sports Hernia

  • Open or CloseJosé Martins Juliano Eustaquio1*

    11Mário Palmerio Hospital, University of Uberaba (UNIUBE - Universidade de Uberaba), Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    *Corresponding author: José Martins Juliano Eustaquio, Mário Palmerio Hospital, University of Uberaba (UNIUBE – Universidade de Uberaba). Av. Cecília Palmerio, s/n, Uberaba, MG, Brazil

Submission: January 24, 2022Published: January 27, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/OPROJ.2022.09.000707

ISSN : 2576-8875
Volume9 Issue2


The groin pain syndrome affects athletes with high incidence and, mainly due to the anatomical complexity of the pelvic region and the difficult management of its pathologies, it is the subject of great debate in the scientific community. One of these disagreements is in relation to the nomenclature employed in sports hernia, as it does not translate the reality as to its pathophysiological findings. In fact, there is no hernial sac in this condition, but a weakness of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal and, with it, the protrusion of the omentum (pre-peritoneal) fat. In this article, it is proposed to create and use the term ʻʻinguinomalaciaʼʼ as a replacement for sports hernia.

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