Electrical Stimulation for Pelvic Floor Disorders

  • Jacopo Martellucci

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jacopo Martellucci, Carlo Bergamini, Giulia Palla, Tommaso Simoncini, Gabriele Naldini, Andrea Valeri
    Pages 19-42
  3. Giuseppe Pelliccioni, Paolo Pelliccioni
    Pages 43-60
  4. Jacopo Martellucci
    Pages 61-74
  5. Marco Scaglia, Mattia Tullio, Ines Destefano, Leif Hultén
    Pages 75-88
  6. Filippo Murina, Stefania Di Francesco
    Pages 105-117
  7. Iacopo Giani, Stefania Musco
    Pages 119-128
  8. Donato F. Altomare, Simona Giuratrabocchetta, Ivana Giannini, Michele De Fazio
    Pages 155-164
  9. Marco Franceschin, Jacopo Martellucci, Alfonso Carriero
    Pages 165-178
  10. Michele Spinelli
    Pages 179-185
  11. Claudio Fucini, Filippo Caminati, Niccolò Bartolini
    Pages 187-200
  12. Jacopo Martellucci
    Pages 201-223
  13. Francesco Cappellano
    Pages 225-233
  14. Giulio Del Popolo, Jacopo Martellucci, Stefania Musco
    Pages 235-249

About this book


This book will enable the reader to gain a sound understanding of contemporary and futuristic evidence-based interventions and assessment procedures for pelvic floor disorders. It gathers the experiences of some of the most important experts on electrical stimulation techniques, offering a multidisciplinary and problem-oriented approach organized according to therapeutic goals. Interventions are recommended that are consistent with theory and display clinical efficacy for specific disorders, including urinary incontinence or retention, fecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and neurological diseases involving the pelvic floor. All of the surgical or rehabilitative techniques requiring electrical stimulation for the treatment of these disorders are explored, and essential background information is provided on functional anatomy, neurophysiology, and concepts in electrotherapy.

This volume will be a very useful tool for urologists, general or colorectal surgeons, gynecologists, and anesthesiologists, and also physiotherapists and alternative medicine practitioners (a specific chapter focuses on electroacupuncture). It will assist in their clinical practice as they seek to help the very many patients who suffer from any of the wide range of functional pelvic floor disorders.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacopo Martellucci
    • 1
  1. 1.General, Emergency and Minimally Invasive SurgeryCareggi University HospitalFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06946-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06947-0
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology