Core Injuries Remote from the Pubic Symphysis

Jeffrey A. Belair*, Tarek M. Hegazi, Johannes B. Roedl, Adam C. Zoga, Imran M. Omar

*Corresponding author for this work

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The core, or central musculoskeletal system of the torso, is essential for participating in sports and other physical activities. Core injuries are commonly encountered in athletes and active individuals. The importance of the midline pubic plate and rectus abdominis-adductor aponeurosis for core stability and function is discussed in the literature. This review article examines other important core injuries remote from the pubic symphysis, relevant clinical features, and preferred approaches to imaging. Several specific syndromes encountered in the core are reviewed. By protocoling imaging studies and identifying pathology, radiologists can add value to the clinical decision-making process and help guide therapeutic options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)893-911
Number of pages19
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • Athlete
  • Core
  • Imaging
  • Injury
  • MRI
  • Muscle
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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