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Ann Biomed Eng. 2009 Aug;37(8):1594-600. doi: 10.1007/s10439-009-9728-8. Epub 2009 Jun 3.

Multidirectional pelvic floor muscle strength measurement.

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Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.


Pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength measurement provides useful information for the study of pelvic floor dysfunctions. Vaginal digital palpation, intravaginal pressure measurements, and the use of a dynamometric speculum represent currently available clinical methods for evaluating PFM strength. However, none of these methods provide a dynamic measurement of pelvic floor strength in multiple directions simultaneously. The aim of the present paper is to report the development and first measurement trial of a device that follows the vaginal canal morphology and is able to measure pelvic floor strength multidirectionally.

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