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Effectiveness of early pelviperineal rehabilitation after severe obstetrical injury on the reduction of anal incontinence

24 Feb 2016

In 2013, the French National Institute of Statistics and Economical Studies calculated 811,510 childbirths, 80% of which were born through vaginal delivery. Between 0.5 and 5% of vaginal deliveries involve obstetrical anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). Thirty to forty percent of patients with OASIS will suffer from anal incontinence in the subacute postpartum period.The aim of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of early pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) combined with standard rehabilitation on anal incontinence after vaginal deliveries complicated by OASIS.

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