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Pubic Symphysis Injection
Colin J. McCarthy, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCSI, FFR (RCSI); Donald V. La Barge, III, MD, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Preprocedure

      • Procedure

        • Post Procedure

          • Outcomes

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Image-guided aspiration or injection of pubic symphysis to evaluate possible infection or to alleviate pain

            PREPROCEDURE

            • Indications

              • Contraindications

                • Getting Started

                  PROCEDURE

                  • Patient Position/Location

                    • Equipment Preparation

                      • Procedure Steps

                        • Findings and Reporting

                          • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                            POST PROCEDURE

                            • Expected Outcome

                              • Things to Do

                                • Things to Avoid

                                  OUTCOMES

                                  • Problems

                                    • Complications

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Via AG et al: Management of osteitis pubis in athletes: rehabilitation and return to training - a review of the most recent literature. Open Access J Sports Med. 10:1-10, 2019
                                      2. Gaudino F et al: Osteitis pubis in professional football players: MRI findings and correlation with clinical outcome. Eur J Radiol. 94:46-52, 2017
                                      3. King E et al: Athletic groin pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical versus physical therapy rehabilitation outcomes. Br J Sports Med. 49(22):1447-51, 2015
                                      4. Choi H et al: Treatment of osteitis pubis and osteomyelitis of the pubic symphysis in athletes: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med. 45(1):57-64, 2011
                                      5. Mehin R et al: Surgery for osteitis pubis. Can J Surg. 49(3):170-6, 2006
                                      6. O'Connell MJ et al: Symphyseal cleft injection in the diagnosis and treatment of osteitis pubis in athletes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 179(4):955-9, 2002
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Preprocedure

                                          • Procedure

                                            • Post Procedure

                                              • Outcomes

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Image-guided aspiration or injection of pubic symphysis to evaluate possible infection or to alleviate pain

                                                PREPROCEDURE

                                                • Indications

                                                  • Contraindications

                                                    • Getting Started

                                                      PROCEDURE

                                                      • Patient Position/Location

                                                        • Equipment Preparation

                                                          • Procedure Steps

                                                            • Findings and Reporting

                                                              • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                                POST PROCEDURE

                                                                • Expected Outcome

                                                                  • Things to Do

                                                                    • Things to Avoid

                                                                      OUTCOMES

                                                                      • Problems

                                                                        • Complications

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Via AG et al: Management of osteitis pubis in athletes: rehabilitation and return to training - a review of the most recent literature. Open Access J Sports Med. 10:1-10, 2019
                                                                          2. Gaudino F et al: Osteitis pubis in professional football players: MRI findings and correlation with clinical outcome. Eur J Radiol. 94:46-52, 2017
                                                                          3. King E et al: Athletic groin pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical versus physical therapy rehabilitation outcomes. Br J Sports Med. 49(22):1447-51, 2015
                                                                          4. Choi H et al: Treatment of osteitis pubis and osteomyelitis of the pubic symphysis in athletes: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med. 45(1):57-64, 2011
                                                                          5. Mehin R et al: Surgery for osteitis pubis. Can J Surg. 49(3):170-6, 2006
                                                                          6. O'Connell MJ et al: Symphyseal cleft injection in the diagnosis and treatment of osteitis pubis in athletes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 179(4):955-9, 2002