Quantity and distribution of levator ani stretch during simulated vaginal childbirth.


OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to develop a model of the female pelvic floor to study levator stretch during simulated childbirth. STUDY DESIGN Magnetic resonance data from an asymptomatic nulligravida were segmented into pelvic muscles and bones to create a simulation model. Stiffness estimates of lateral and anteroposterior levator attachments… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2008.04.027


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