There is a high prevalence of pelvic floor pathology in the population. The lack of knowledge around many aspects of this disease's physiopathology, as well as the unsatisfactory outcome of the treatments used to mitigate its impact has meant that for many years, professionals have shown little interest in pelvic floor dysfunction, often perceiving the pathology to be intrinsic to women. Nothing could be further from the truth. Fortunately, this situation has begun to change, thanks to improved knowledge of the physiopathology. Imaging techniques, such as ultrasound, have helped us better understand the reasons behind the pathology and, little by little, we have learned to treat many pelvic floor deficiencies with better outcomes.
In recent years, pelvic floor ultrasound has therefore become a leading instrument for both diagnosing and monitoring the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions. The professionals dedicated to pelvic floor pathology are increasingly aware of the possibilities that ultrasound testing offers. For this reason, we have created this website in order to both train and support professionals interested in this pathology in the use of ultrasound for studying the pelvic floor. On this website, we will therefore analyse the possibilities that ultrasound offers as a useful diagnostic tool for pelvic floor dysfunctions such as:
- Urinary and faecal incontinence
- Genital prolapse, both in terms of using ultrasound to assess content (prolapsed structures) as well as continence (levator ani muscle)
- Ultrasound is also an indispensable tool for monitoring corrective anti-prolapse and anti-continence mesh
- Sexual dysfunctions derived from pelvic floor pathology