Table 2

BME at the pubic symphysis on MRI scans in male athletes with (n=15) or without (n=43) long-standing groin pain in different sports

GroupBME (%)Grade of BME
0I (<1 cm)II (1–2 cm)III (>2 cm)
Groin pain ( n = 15 ):
Soccer (n=6)5/6 (83)112 (1 bilateral)2 bilateral
Ice-hockey(n=7)2/7 (29)501 bilateral1 bilateral
Bandy (n=2)1/2 (50)1100
Controls ( n = 43 ):
Soccer (n=16)8/16 (50)853 (1 bilateral)0
Ice-hockey(n=16)9/16 (56)7531
Bandy (n=11)3/11 (27)8300
  • BME, bone marrow oedema.