Preoperative pelvic floor physiotherapy improves continence after radical retropubic prostatectomy.

@article{Patel2013PreoperativePF,
  title={Preoperative pelvic floor physiotherapy improves continence after radical retropubic prostatectomy.},
  author={Manish I Patel and Jinna Yao and Andrew D Hirschhorn and Sean F Mungovan},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={986-92}
}
OBJECTIVES Urinary incontinence is a predictable sequela of radical retropubic prostatectomy, and is most severe in the early postoperative phase. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of a physiotherapist-guided pelvic floor muscle training program, commenced preoperatively, on the severity and duration of urinary continence after radical retropubic prostatectomy. METHODS A retrospective analysis of men undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy by one high-volume surgeon (n = 284… CONTINUE READING

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