Clinical neurophysiology of the pelvic floor

William (Tom) Gregory, Kimberly Kenton

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Abstract

Electrodiagnostic testing of the pelvic floor is becoming increasingly common in clinical pelvic medicine and pelvic floor research. Clinically, it can be used with history, physical examination, and urodynamic testing to aid in the diagnosis of certain pelvic floor disorders and to determine if a central or peripheral neurologic problems exists. Electrodiagnostic testing is also emerging in studies investigating the etiology of pelvic floor disorders. A basic understanding of the principles and techniques used in electrodiagnostic medicine is essential for reconstructive pelvic surgeons. However, most pelvic surgeons will never have the skills or expertise to perform pelvic floor neurophysiologic testing. Multidisciplinary teams including urogynecologic, urologic, and colorectal surgeons, physiatrists, neurologists, and physical therapists are imperative if we are going to improve our understanding of pelvic floor disorders and improve treatment outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPelvic Floor Disorders: Imaging and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management
PublisherSpringer Milan
Pages43-55
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9788847015418
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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Pelvic Floor Disorders
Neurophysiology
Pelvic Floor
Urodynamics
Physical Therapists
Clinical Medicine
Peripheral Nervous System
Physical Examination
Central Nervous System
History
Medicine
Research
Surgeons

Keywords

  • Electromyography
  • EMG
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Pudendal nerve terminal motor latency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Gregory, W. T., & Kenton, K. (2010). Clinical neurophysiology of the pelvic floor. In Pelvic Floor Disorders: Imaging and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management (pp. 43-55). Springer Milan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-1542-5_5

Clinical neurophysiology of the pelvic floor. / Gregory, William (Tom); Kenton, Kimberly.

Pelvic Floor Disorders: Imaging and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management. Springer Milan, 2010. p. 43-55.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Gregory, WT & Kenton, K 2010, Clinical neurophysiology of the pelvic floor. in Pelvic Floor Disorders: Imaging and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management. Springer Milan, pp. 43-55. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-1542-5_5
Gregory WT, Kenton K. Clinical neurophysiology of the pelvic floor. In Pelvic Floor Disorders: Imaging and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management. Springer Milan. 2010. p. 43-55 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-1542-5_5
Gregory, William (Tom) ; Kenton, Kimberly. / Clinical neurophysiology of the pelvic floor. Pelvic Floor Disorders: Imaging and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management. Springer Milan, 2010. pp. 43-55
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