oa South African Family Practice - Surgical management of stress incontinence in women : the role of the family practitioner : part 2 : surgical procedures and their sequelae : review article

Volume 47, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



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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