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No tears? Taking action after obstetric trauma

Publication date: Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Contributor(s): Dr Carmel Ramage

After vaginal delivery, most perineal tears heal with few long-term sequelae, but more extensive tears can have significant implications for continence and quality of life. Since affected women may confide in their GP or practice nurse, it is important to be aware of new developments in the assessment and management of obstetric anal sphincter injuries.
Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 2 Number 1 April-May-June 2010
Print edition page(s): 88-90
Contributor(s): Dr Carmel Ramage

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