A New Concept – “Release the ligament – release the pain”
The Release Procedure© is a new and innovative operation based on the fact that most of the pain of a groin strain comes from recurrent strain injury affecting the inguinal ligament, lacunar ligament and pectineal ligament, or an acute strain of the inguinal ligament at the attachment to the pubic bone.
Although there may be other factors contributing to the pain, such as a tear in the conjoint tendon or a strain of the rectus muscle, the primary problem in the majority of athletes is due to pathology in and around the inguinal ligament attachment.
The strains cause disruption and tearing within the attachment, resulting in holes appearing in the lacunar ligament. There could well be an enthesopathy of the insertion onto the pubic bone, although this is debateable.
These photographs show, for the very first time, that there are multiple tears in the inguinal ligament causing the symptoms.