Evaluation of the angled Episcissors-60® episiotomy scissors in spontaneous vaginal deliveries

@inproceedings{Patel2014EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the angled Episcissors-60® episiotomy scissors in spontaneous vaginal deliveries},
  author={Rajnish P Patel and Sunita M Ubale},
  booktitle={Medical devices},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIs) are the leading cause of anal incontinence in women. Episiotomies with a postdelivery suture angle of less than 30° to the midline are more likely to injure the anal sphincter directly, while those with a suture angle of more than 60° are associated with increased incidence of OASIs, as they do not relieve the pressure on the perineum. A safe zone of 40°-60° has been proposed. Recently, two new types of episiotomy scissors (Episcissors-60… CONTINUE READING
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