Biomechanics Of The Female Pelvic Floor

Hardcover | March 23, 2016

byLennox HoyteEditorMargot Damaser

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Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor, Second Edition, is the first book to specifically focus on this key part of women's health, combining engineering and clinical expertise. This edited collection will help readers understand the risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction, the mechanisms of childbirth related injury, and how to design intrapartum preventative strategies, optimal repair techniques, and prostheses. The authors have combined their expertise to create a thorough, comprehensive view of female pelvic floor biomechanics in order to help different disciplines discuss, research, and drive solutions to pressing problems. The book includes a common language for the design, conduct, and reporting of research studies in female PFD, and will be of interest to biomechanical and prosthetic tissue engineers and clinicians interested in female pelvic floor dysfunction, including urologists, urogynecologists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, and physical therapists. Contains contributions from leading bioengineers and clinicians, and provides a cohesive multidisciplinary view of the field Covers causes, risk factors, and optimal treatment for pelvic floor biomechanics Combines anatomy, imaging, tissue characteristics, and computational modeling development in relation to pelvic floor biomechanics

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Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor, Second Edition, is the first book to specifically focus on this key part of women's health, combining engineering and clinical expertise. This edited collection will help readers understand the risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction, the mechanisms of childbirth related injury, and how to des...

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This multi-disciplinary and comprehensive edited collection covers all aspects of pelvic floor biomechanics by combining engineering and clinical expertise.Contains contributions from leading bioengineers and clinicians, and provides a cohesive multi-disciplinary view of the fieldCovers causes, risk factors, and optimal treatment for P...

Director, Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, USF College of MedicineMedical Director, Urogynecology and Robotic Surgery, Tampa General HospitalChief Medical Information Officer , USF Physicians GroupDr. Hoyte is a fellowship trained specialist in Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:468 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 23, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128032286

ISBN - 13:9780128032282

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Principles of Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Biomechanics 1. History of Biomechanics 2. Pelvic floor Anatomy and Pathology 3. Musculoskeletal PF anatomy 4. Introduction to Classical Mechanics 5. Biomechanical Characterization of Native Pelvic Floor Organs and Tissues 6. Biomechanical measurements in animal models 7. Biomechanics of pelvic floor prosthetic materialsSection 2: Influencers of Pelvic Floor Biomechanics 8. Biochemistry and Ultrastructure of pelvic floor tissues and organs 9. Impact of Genetics on pelvic floor biomechanics 10. Impact of Pregnancy/Childbirth on pelvic floor biomechanics 11. Biomechanical environment of the pelvic floor 12. Effect of Physical activity on the pelvic floorSection 3: Imaging and Segmentation of Pelvic Floor 13. Ultrasound Imaging of the pelvic floor 14. MRI imaging of PF 15. Geometric representation of PF tissues 16. Image segmentation of pelvic floor (including super-resolution imaging methods) 17. Biomechanical Characterization of the Pelvic Floor using Tactile ImagingSection 4: Biomechanical Modeling and Simulation of Pelvic Floor 18. Computational Tools for Pelvic Floor Biomechanical analysis 19. Applications of pelvic floor Modeling and Simulation 20. Building PF Simulations 21. Simulations of Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 22. Biomechanical Childbirth SimulationsSection 5: Conclusions 23. PF biomechanics - What have we learned, what can we learn? 24. Future work/directions