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2022 Dec 15

Tech Coloproctol

Pelvic floor physical therapy in the treatment of chronic anal fissure (PAF trial): quality of life outcome.


van Reijn-Baggen DA, Elzevier HW, Braak JPBM, Putter H, Pelger RCM, Han-Geurts IJM
Tech Coloproctol. 2022 Dec 15:1-9.
PMID: 36520243.


Chronic anal fissure is one of the most common anorectal diseases and is associated with reduced quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of pelvic floor physical therapy on quality of life in patients with chronic anal fissure using the Short-Form 36 Health Survey (RAND-36).