Impact of liberal use of mediolateral episiotomy on the incidence of obstetric anal sphincter tear

@article{Zafran2012ImpactOL,
  title={Impact of liberal use of mediolateral episiotomy on the incidence of obstetric anal sphincter tear},
  author={Noah Zafran and Raed Salim},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={286},
  pages={591-597}
}
To assess the impact of liberal compared with restrictive use of mediolateral episiotomy on the incidence of obstetric anal sphincter tear (OAST). Data between the years 1999–2001 (era 1) when liberal mediolateral episiotomy was applied were compared with the years 2004–2008 (era 2) when restricted mediolateral episiotomy was implemented. Liberal mediolateral episiotomy was done for fetal or maternal indications, while restrictive mediolateral episiotomy was done when a tear was imminent… CONTINUE READING
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