Journal article

The impact of pelvic organ prolapse and/or continence surgery on pelvic floor muscle function in women: A systematic review.

Sally Mastwyk, Jodie McClelland, Anna Rosamilia, Helena Frawley

Neurourol Urodyn | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIMS: To systematically review the evidence for the effect of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or continence surgery on pelvic floor muscle (PFM) morphometry and function in women, and to investigate whether a relationship exists between PFM measures and clinician-reported objective pelvic floor outcomes postoperatively. METHODS: Six electronic databases were searched until March 2018. Studies were included if they examined the effect of POP and/or continence surgery on the PFM in women, and reported pre- and postoperative data. Methodological quality was assessed using a modified Downs and Black checklist. Three meta-analyses were planned based on postoperative follow-up time. RESULTS: Twent..

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