Risk factors in childbirth causing damage to the pelvic floor innervation

@article{Snooks1986RiskFI,
  title={Risk factors in childbirth causing damage to the pelvic floor innervation},
  author={Shirley Snooks and Michael Swash and Michael M. Henry and Marcus Setchell},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={1986},
  volume={1},
  pages={20-24}
}
The innervation of the pelvic floor musculature is damaged in both stress urinary incontinence and idiopathic (neurogenic) anorectal incontinence. Because childbirth has been considered to be a causative factor in stress incontinence we have assessed the effect of childbirth on the innervation of the pelvic floor musculature in 122 consecutively referred women. They were investigated 48–72 h and 2 months after delivery; 51 were also studied 6 months prior to delivery. In 45 of these 51 women… CONTINUE READING