3D model to help researchers study pelvic floor disorder linked to childbirth

It’s a mysterious condition often linked to childbirth that causes distress and discomfort and requires surgery for more than 200,000 women a year – but there’s no good way to study it.

Now, researchers at the University of Michigan including Dr. John DeLancey, have developed the first-ever 3D complete computer model to help study treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, a weakening of muscles and ligaments that causes organs like the bladder to drop from their normal place. For many women, the condition causes urinary problems, painful intercourse and uncomfortable pressure.
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Thursday, July 9, 2015