Rectal prolapse: relationship with joint mobility.

@article{Marshman1987RectalPR,
  title={Rectal prolapse: relationship with joint mobility.},
  author={David Marshman and Jean Percy and Ian Fielding and Leigh Walter Delbridge},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={57 11},
  pages={827-9}
}
Joint mobility was assessed in 25 patients who had undergone surgery for complete rectal prolapse and in 25 age- and sex-matched control subjects. A significant increase in extensibility of the fifth finger was found in the patients with rectal prolapse. It was further found that there was a progressive decrease in joint mobility with age in both groups. The pathophysiology of rectal prolapse is complex. Factors considered to be important include rectal intussusception associated with the… CONTINUE READING

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