Journal article

An objective measurement of urinary continence recovery with pelvic floor physiotherapy following robotic assisted radical prostatectomy

Niranjan Jude Sathianathen, Liana Johnson, Damien Bolton, Nathan L Lawrentschuk

TRANSLATIONAL ANDROLOGY AND UROLOGY | AME PUBL CO | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To assess the impact of structured pelvic floor physiotherapy including repeated standardized measurements in regaining urinary continence in those men who have undergone a robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). METHODS: A retrospective database was created on men who had undergone a RALP while under the care of two senior urological surgeons between January 2013 and July 2016 and then took part in a formal pelvic floor rehabilitation program were included in the study. Men were initially seen pre-operatively and then after removal of their indwelling catheter commenced their structured continence program. They were instructed to record their pad weights comm..

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