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Per Hölmich
Zarko Vuckovic
Robert-Jan de Vos
Geoffrey Verrall
Timothy Tyler
Kristian Thorborg
Holly Silvers
Andreas Serner
Ernest Schilders
Anthony G Schache
and 14 others



definitions pain physical examination systematic reviews athletes clinical research clinical practice terminology

Doha agreement meeting on terminology and definitions in groin pain in athletes. (2015)

Abstract Heterogeneous taxonomy of groin injuries in athletes adds confusion to this complicated area. The 'Doha agreement meeting on terminology and definitions in groin pain in athletes' was convened to attempt to resolve this problem. Our aim was to agree on a standard terminology, along with accompanying definitions. A one-day agreement meeting was held on 4 November 2014. Twenty-four international experts from 14 different countries participated. Systematic reviews were performed to give an up-to-date synthesis of the current evidence on major topics concerning groin pain in athletes. All members participated in a Delphi questionnaire prior to the meeting. Unanimous agreement was reached on the following terminology. The classification system has three major subheadings of groin pain in athletes: 1. Defined clinical entities for groin pain: Adductor-related, iliopsoas-related, inguinal-related and pubic-related groin pain. 2. Hip-related groin pain. 3. Other causes of groin pain in athletes. The definitions are included in this paper. The Doha agreement meeting on terminology and definitions in groin pain in athletes reached a consensus on a clinically based taxonomy using three major categories. These definitions and terminology are based on history and physical examination to categorise athletes, making it simple and suitable for both clinical practice and research.
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Per Hölmich, Zarko Vuckovic, Robert-Jan de Vos, Geoffrey Verrall, Timothy Tyler, Kristian Thorborg, Holly Silvers, Andreas Serner, Ernest Schilders, Anthony G Schache and 14 others

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