Osteitis pubis in collegiate football players

Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1995 May;27(5):629-33.


Osteitis pubis in athletes is an inflammatory condition of the pubic symphysis and surrounding muscular insertions. It is of uncertain etiology, however, and is seen particularly in those sports requiring sprinting and sudden changes of direction. There is a paucity of literature of this condition occurring in players of American football. This report presents two such cases and details proposed etiology and a specific management protocol.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Betamethasone / administration & dosage
  • Football*
  • Humans
  • Indomethacin / administration & dosage
  • Male
  • Osteitis / diagnosis
  • Osteitis / etiology*
  • Osteitis / therapy
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Prednisone / administration & dosage
  • Pubic Bone*
  • Pubic Symphysis*
  • Universities


  • Betamethasone
  • Prednisone
  • Indomethacin