Is there a role for magnetic resonance imaging in chronic groin pain?

Brukner, P., Cowan, S., Crossley, K., Schache, A. and Smith, P. (2004). Is there a role for magnetic resonance imaging in chronic groin pain?. In: Journal of science and medicine in sport: 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Hot topics from the Red Centre. 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Hot topics from the Red Centre, Alice Springs Convention Centre Alice Springs, (76-76). 06-09 October, 2004. doi:10.1016/S1440-2440(04)80186-5


Author Brukner, P.
Cowan, S.
Crossley, K.
Schache, A.
Smith, P.
Title of paper Is there a role for magnetic resonance imaging in chronic groin pain?
Conference name 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Hot topics from the Red Centre
Conference location Alice Springs Convention Centre Alice Springs
Conference dates 06-09 October, 2004
Proceedings title Journal of science and medicine in sport: 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Hot topics from the Red Centre   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2004
DOI 10.1016/S1440-2440(04)80186-5
ISSN 1440-2440
Volume 7
Issue 4, Supp. 1
Start page 76
End page 76
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The aim of this project was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of MR in the context of assessment of individuals with chronic groin pain. Nine participants with chronic groin pain and nine asymptomatic participants were recruited for the study. Participants were elite or sub elite Australian Football players and matched for position played. MR assessment was based on criteria previously reported and the pubic symphysis was graded for rregularity. In order to examine the validity of the MR results the sensitivity, specificity and predicted value negative and positive were calculated Of the nine participants seven complained of bilateral pain and two unilateral pain. The signal intensity in the chronic groin pain group was abnormal in seven of the nine chronic groin pain individuals, the majority of changes were however classified as mild with only one individual classified as moderate and two as severe. Of the nine individuals in the chronic groin pain group seven had a positive MR, whereas of the nine individuals in the control group eight had a negative MR. The sensitivity of MR for the assessment of chronic groin pain was 78% and the specificity 88%. The predictive value positive was 88% and the predictive value negative was 80%. The sensitivity and specificity alculations revealed that MR is both sensitive and specific to the clinical assessment of chronic groin pain.
Subjects 110604 Sports Medicine
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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