Nonsurgical management of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In the 50 years since pelvic muscle exercises were introduced for the nonsurgical management of pelvic floor dysfunction related to parturition, a variety of approaches have been introduced and the scope of indications has grown. This article describes the evaluation of patients with pelvic floor complaints, discusses additional techniques for performing pelvic muscle exercises including biofeedback and electrical stimulation, details a comprehensive educational program, and examines the literature on the use of pelvic muscle exercises for the treatment of stress and urge urinary incontinence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Visco, AG; Figuers, C

Published Date

  • December 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 849 - vii

PubMed ID

  • 9921560

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-8545

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0889-8545(05)70046-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States