Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor

Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 468 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 27.94mm | 1,110g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128032286
  • 9780128032282
  • 1,554,103

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 materials Section 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 floor Section 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 Imaging Section 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 Simulations Section 5: Conclusions 23. PF biomechanics - What have we learned, what can we learn? 24. Future work/directions
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Review Text

"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
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"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
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About Lennox Hoyte

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.

Cleveland Clinic Department of Biomedical EngineeringDr. 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.
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