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January 27, 2023

Int J Colorectal Dis




Pelvic floor physical therapy in patients with chronic anal fissure: long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial.


van Reijn-Baggen DA, Elzevier HW, Putter H, Pelger RCM, Han-Geurts IJM
Int J Colorectal Dis. 2023 Jan 05; 38(1):3.
PMID: 36602613.


Chronic anal fissure is a common benign anorectal disease with a high recurrence rate. Pelvic floor physical therapy has been proven effective in the short-term management in patients with chronic anal fissure and pelvic floor dysfunction (PAF-trial). The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes of the PAF-trial and fissure recurrence in patients who completed the 2 months of pelvic floor physical therapy at 1-year follow-up.