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Lower limb injury: improving our translation of research into clinical practice for acute injuries and long-term sequelae
  1. Ebonie Rio1,
  2. David A Opar2
  1. 1Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr David Opar, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC 3065, Australia; david.opar{at}acu.edu.au

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Better understanding of the effect of soccer in MRI findings in the context of groin pain

Adductor-related groin pain remains the bane of the soccer medical team's existence. While MRI is commonly used to assist in diagnosis of groin pain (acute and long standing), few studies have compared symptomatic athletes with matched controls. Imaging is known to uncover pathologies that may not fit with the clinical picture and MRI is no exception. The paper by Branci et al (see page 681) provides insight into the MRI findings that may be associated with soccer participation and reminds us that caution and clinical judgment must be used when interpreting the MRI of an athlete with adductor-related groin pain.

In a second paper, Branci et al try to standardise criteria to evaluate key findings in pubic and groin MRIs in athletes (see page 692). It reminds us that the findings should continue to be placed in a clinical context as there is …

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