This represents a new refreshing and logical approach to the whole anatomy and function of the pelvic floor. The Integral Theory over the years has been debated and discussed at various Scientific Meetings but this is the first time that the Theory has been condensed to an exciting and readable format with excellent illustrations and diagrams. I think it is an important publication which has been long overdue..." Comment on first edition from a prominent British Urogymaecologist In this 3rd Edition, Multimedia in the accompanying DVD is used to more fully explain how lax suspensory ligaments may cause multiple pelvic floor dysfunctions, how to diagnose which structures are causing the problem, and how to perform ‘simulated’ or ‘virtual’ operations. New insights into the pathogenesis of pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, vulvodynia, and Interstitial Cystitis are presented. The tensioned minisling as used for cystocoele, uterine prolapse, rectocoele stress incontinence and other symptoms is described in the book and demonstrated in the DVD.
From the contents: Overview.- The Anatomy and Dynamics of Pelvic Floor Function and Dysfunction.- Diagnosis of Connective Tissue Damage.- Reconstructive Pelvic Floor Surgery According to the Integral Theory.- Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation.- Mapping the Dynamics of Connective Tissue Dysfunction.- Current and Emerging Research Issues.- Conclusion.- Patient Questionnaire and Other Diagnostic Resource Tools.- References and Further Reading.
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