I presented an updated specialised talk on the common problem of groin hernias (inguinal, femoral, ‘Sportman’s hernia’) this weekend at the Kuringai District Medical Association GP conference, held in the Southern Highlands.
Many patients have this problem, and not all patients have a significant hernia nor need surgery for it. It is therefore important as a specialist treating this condition to know when surgery should be done, and to communicate the benefits and risk to a patient.
In a nutshell, for subtle groin pain without an obvious hernia take home messages were:
Please book to see me if this may be relevant to you and if after you see your GP they agree and provide a referral!