Published online Oct 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i9.672
Peer-review started: May 28, 2015
First decision: June 18, 2015
Revised: July 13, 2015
Accepted: August 4, 2015
Article in press: August 7, 2015
Published online: October 18, 2015
Core tip: A high degree of suspicion for the presence of osteitis pubis (OP) should be raised at the clinician involved in the investigation and management of groin pain in the elite athletes with repetitive strenuous activities on pubic bones and the surrounding soft tissues. Early recognition of this ailment is imperative to avoid mismanage and to secure early and uneventful return to full sports activities. OP is usually a self-limited pathologic condition and most of the cases recover spontaneously or respond well to conservative treatment. However, in chronic recalcitrant cases, the surgical approach is instituted. No one of the proposed surgical therapeutic strategies until today, is proven to be superior over the other.