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Tissue elasticity change after the surgery measured as a gradient in tactile image. Unit of measure: mmHg/mm [ Time Frame: pre-surgery and post-surgery (4-6 months after surgery) measurements ]
Tissue elasticity is measured for entire anterior and posterior compartments
Pelvic floor muscle strength change after the surgery measured as a pressure dynamic feedback during muscle contractions. Unit of measure: mmHg [ Time Frame: pre-surgery and post-surgery (4-6 months after surgery) measurements ]
Muscle strength is measured during voluntary and involuntary muscle contractions, involuntary relaxation and Valsalva maneuver.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
21 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients scheduled for pelvic floor surgery
Subject is female of 21 years or older, and
No prior pelvic floor surgery, and
One of the following:
Normal pelvic floor conditions, or POP Stage I affecting one or more vaginal compartment, or POP Stage II affecting one or more vaginal compartment, or POP Stage III affecting one or more vaginal compartment, or POP Stage IV affecting one or more vaginal compartment
Active skin infection or ulceration within the vagina
Presence of a vaginal septum;
Active cancer of the colon, rectum wall, cervix, vaginal, uterus or bladder;
Ongoing radiation therapy for pelvic cancer;
Significant pre-existing pelvic pain including levator ani syndrome, severe vaginismus or vulvadynia;
Significant circulatory or cardiac conditions that could cause excessive risk from the examination as determined by attending physician;