Pelvic floor function is independently associated with pelvic organ prolapse.

@article{Braekken2009PelvicFF,
  title={Pelvic floor function is independently associated with pelvic organ prolapse.},
  author={Ingeborg H Braekken and M. I. A. Majida and Marie Ellstr{\"o}m Engh and Ingar Morten K Holme and Kari B{\o}},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={116 13},
  pages={
          1706-14
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the risk factors for pelvic organ prolapse (POP), including physical activity, clinically measured joint mobility and pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function. DESIGN One-to-one age- and parity-matched case-control study. SETTING Akershus university hospital and one outpatient physiotherapy clinic in Norway. POPULATION Forty-nine women with POP (POP quantification, stage>or=II) and 49 controls (stages 0 and I) were recruited from community gynaecologists and… CONTINUE READING

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