Osteitis pubis is an overuse injury associated with groin pain.
(3) any sport with overuse of the hip adductors
(1) groin pain which may radiate to the thigh
(2) walking or other exercise may be associated with a popping sensation
(3) resisted adduction of the thigh elicits pain
(4) hopping on one foot causes pain
(5) pubic bone tenderness on palpation
(1) The most sensitive technique is a bone scan.
(2) In chronic and severe cases an X-ray may show changes in the pubic rami (irregularity, sclerosis, lytic lesions, erosions).
(3) MRI is useful and can demonstrate associated soft tissue and tendon injuries.
(1) pubic osteomyelitis
(2) other causes of groin pain
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Specialty: Surgery, orthopedic