Repair of “Sports Hernia” vs “Real Hernia”

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      Are there any doctors or patients with experience with the so-called “Sports Hernia” and how it compares to a “real” hernia in terms of diagnosis and repair? If they are similar, why are there so few doctors who perform a sports hernia repair?

      I found this study from a European doc which suggests a ‘sportsmen hernia’ is like a pre-hernia weakness in the wall. The description is:

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      The assumption is that a circumscribed weakness in the posterior wall of the inguinal canal, which leads to a localized bulge, induces a compression of the genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve, considered responsible for the symptoms.”

      How is this minimal repair different from a normal hernia surgery? There are detailed images in the study link, to my novice eyes it seems like a normal hernia repair without mesh?

      Thanks in advance, this is a helpful forum.

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