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Human Studies

2020 Oct 10

Int Urogynecol J

Musculoskeletal findings on MRI among postpartum women with persistent pelvic pain.


Pipitone F, Duarte Thibault ME, Gaetke-Udager K, Fenner DE, Swenson CW
Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Oct 10.
PMID: 33040176.


Persistent postpartum pelvic pain affects one in six women, and its source is often unexplained in the absence of obvious clinical findings. Musculoskeletal injuries during childbirth are common and can be detected using MRI or US; however, pelvic imaging is not standard of care in evaluating women with persistent pain. We hypothesize that clinical symptoms in women with unexplained persistent postpartum pelvic pain will correlate with musculoskeletal abnormalities identified on MRI in > 50% of cases.