Vincera Core Physicians
1200 Constitution Ave., Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19112
While at Duke University, Dr. Meyers became involved with the University’s various sports programs as well as with some of the national sports teams. As a former athlete himself, Dr. Meyers was sensitive to the physical demands placed upon high performance athletes and the impact of injuries. He developed a particular interest in the area of acute and chronic groin pain. In collaboration with orthopedic and other sports medicine specialists, he developed a methodology for diagnosis and surgical intervention related to treatment of groin pain in high performance athletes.
In the 1970s and early 1980s, most lower abdominal or groin pain was initially treated, unsuccessfully, by performance of a hernia repair. It was not until the mid-80s that Dr. Meyers developed a surgical approach for the treatment of athletic pubalgia by a combination of rectus abdominis reattachment and adductor releases/repairs. In the 90s, Dr. Meyers discovered there were multiple variants of groin injuries that required tailoring of the operations to those specific injuries. Therefore, he further refined the surgical procedure to accommodate these variants.
To date, Dr. Meyers has performed over 11,000 successful pelvic floor repairs to correct core muscle injuries. In addition, recent advances have been made in training protocols for the prevention of injuries consistent with core muscle injuries. With advances in rehabilitation modalities and the surgical pelvic floor repair, most athletes can return to full performance within several weeks after surgery.