Epidural analgesia in the management of symptomatic symphysis pubis diastasis.

The pain of symphysis pubis diastasis during and after pregnancy can be disabling. This report describes for the first time the successful use of epidural analgesia in relieving the pain of this disorder. Our patient had been confined to bed or chair for 10 weeks. The epidural analgesia described allowed her to mobilize immediately and remain normally active for the remainder of her pregnancy. Early consultation with an anesthesiologist in severe cases of symphysis pubis diastasis is encouraged.
AuthorsJ G Fuller, J Janzen, D R Gambling
JournalObstetrics and gynecology (Obstet Gynecol) Vol. 73 Issue 5 Pt 2 Pg. 855-7 (May 1989) ISSN: 0029-7844 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID2704519 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Morphine
  • Adult
  • Analgesia, Epidural
  • Dislocations (therapy)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Morphine
  • Pain, Intractable (therapy)
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications (therapy)
  • Pubic Symphysis

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