MANAGEMENT OF UTERINE PROLAPSE WITH ELECTROSTIMULATION - A Case Report

Adesoji R Adedoyin, O B Oyelese, A B Adeyemi, V Ezeugwu, O M Oyebami, T O Akinsola

Abstract


A thirty-year old woman with a history of first degree prolapse with cystocele and enterocele after ten days of normal delivery was referred for physiotherapy. The patient complained of general discomfort and low back pain while walking. She was treated using faradic electrical stimulation with 2000 msec pulse duration and l000 msec pulse interval at an intensity of 37 mA. This output was used for 20 minutes at each treatment session twice a weekfor seven weeks. The indifferent electrode was placed at the lumbosacral region with the patient in supine position. The active lectrode was placed in front of the labia majus due to a lack of vaginal electrode, and the patient was asked to cross her legs in order to hold the electrode in place with the adductor muscles. The prolapse resolved and the low back pain disappeared after seven weeks of treatment.

Keywords


electrostimulation, uterine prolapse, pelvic floor muscles, exercise

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