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
Biomechanical, prosthetic & tissue engineers interested in the female pelvic floor.
Clinicians interested in female pelvic floor dysfunction – Urologists, urogynecologists, ob/gyns, Maternal fetal medicine specialists, physical therapists.
Preface / Intro
Section 1: Principles of Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Biomechanics
Section editor: Steve Abramowitch
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 materials
Section 2: Influencers of Pelvic Floor Biomechanics
Section editor: Marianna Alperin
8. Biochemistry and Ultrastructure of pelvic floor tissues and organs
9. Impact of Genetics on pelvic floor biomechanics
Maria Augusta Bortolini
10. Impact of Pregnancy/Childbirth on pelvic floor biomechanics
11. Biomechanical environment of the pelvic floor
12. Effect of Physical activity on the pelvic floor
Section 3: Imaging & Segmentation of Pelvic Floor
Section editor: Lennox Hoyte
13. Ultrasound Imaging of the pelvic floor
14. MRI imaging of PF
Julia R. Fielding
15. Geometric representation of PF tissues
16. Image segmentation of pelvic floor (including super-resolution
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- © Academic Press 2016
- 23rd March 2016
- Academic Press
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Director, Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, USF College of Medicine
Medical Director, Urogynecology and Robotic Surgery, Tampa General Hospital
Chief Medical Information Officer , USF Physicians Group
Dr. Hoyte is a fellowship trained specialist in Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). Dr. Hoyte specializes in advanced robotic surgery to correct vaginal prolapse, and is one of the leading robotic prolapse surgeons in the world. He has trained over 50 surgeons in the use of the Da Vinci robotic surgical system. In addition to speaking engagements, he has written two books on the subject - “prolapse repair”, and “robotic hysterectomy”, designed specifically to educate women about treatment options for prolapse.
Director, Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, USF College of Medicine; Medical Director, Urogynecology and Robotic Surgery, Tampa General Hospital and Chief Medical Information Officer, USF Physicians Group
Cleveland Clinic Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Damaser maintains a Urological Biomechanics Laboratory where they investigate the causes of, and treatments for, female pelvic floor disorders. She received her undergraduate degree in bioengineering sciences from Harvard University, and her doctorate in bioengineering from the University of California at Berkeley. She was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2000, and the Rehabilitation Research Career Scientist Award, Department of Veterans Affairs in 2004. She is also a consultant for Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic
"The engineering concepts are clearly presented and the clinical applications are wide ranging and relevant. Overall, this would be a helpful addition for any female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery group or pelvic floor biomechanical research group. Score: 82 - 3 Stars." --Doody's, Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor