Mechanical properties of pelvic soft tissue of young women and impact of aging

@article{Chantereau2014MechanicalPO,
  title={Mechanical properties of pelvic soft tissue of young women and impact of aging},
  author={Pierre Chantereau and Mathias Brieu and Michael Kammal and Juliane Farthmann and Boris Gabriel and Michel Cosson},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={25},
  pages={1547-1553}
}
The female pelvic floor is a complex network of ligaments and muscles whose mechanical properties have not been completely understood. The goal of this study is to understand the biomechanical properties of the pelvic floor tissues of young women and the impact of aging. Biomechanical uniaxial tension tests were performed on pelvic floor tissues (ligaments and organs) of six young female cadavers (average 29 years old). Results have been analyzed in order to define the characteristics of the… CONTINUE READING