Renowned sports hernia surgeon, Dr. William Brown, reports a 40% increase this year in professional athletes undergoing surgery to repair inguinal disruptions.
Fremont, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/23/2014 -- Sports hernia repair specialist, Dr. William Brown, performed 112 sports hernia repair surgeries on professional athletes during the first six months of 2014. This number represents a 40 percent increase from the previous year. Of the 112 patients, nine of them are professional athletes playing in the National Football League, National Baseball Association and Major League Soccer.
Dr. Brown credits the increase to the wider availability of accurate information about inguinal disruptions on the Internet and among the athletic community as a whole. He states, “Professional athletes tend to be very attuned to their bodies. When the pain associated with a sports hernia doesn’t subside and ultimately affects their performance, they actively seek answers and relief. Until recently, finding those answers to get back their peak was far more difficult,” states Dr. Brown.
Sports hernias are difficult to diagnose due to way symptoms present. Many physicians, unfamiliar with inguinal disruptions, misdiagnose the condition and prescribe rest and physical therapy, neither of which provide a full recovery. Combined, these can lead to increased time off of training and the playing field, as well as frustration on the athlete’s part.
A thorough examination by an experienced sports hernia specialist is essential to determine whether or not sports hernia surgery repair is the best course of action. However, athletes are making strides toward seeking appropriate medical care more quickly than ever due in part to easier access to information. Athletes’ forums on the Web, blogs from successful surgery patients and renowned surgeons like Dr. Brown, as well as word of mouth is making it easier for athletes today to repair sports hernia injuries and return to their sports with full recoveries.
About Dr. William Brown
Dr. William Brown is considered one of the country’s foremost experts in sports hernia repair. Dr. Brown has been performing sports hernia surgeries and providing specialized rehabilitation programs since 1999. His clients include the San Jose Sharks, San Jose Sabercats, the San Jose Earthquakes sports teams, as well as clients from around the world. Dr. Brown has offices located in Fremont, Monterey and Palo Alto, California.
To learn more about his approach to repairing sports hernia, please visit http://www.sportshernia.com