oa South African Family Practice - Surgical management of stress incontinence in women. The role of the family practitioner : part 1 : pre-operative issues : review article

Volume 46, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 2078-6190



The surgical management of stress incontinence in women should encompass a combined approach by the family practitioner and the specialist. This review, in two parts, discusses the place of the family practitioner in this process. The continence mechanism, pre-operative counselling, appropriate surgical procedures, post-operative complications and aftercare are all discussed, to enable the family practitioner to provide adequate support to the patient.

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