The pelvic floor - muscles, fasciae, ligaments
Epublication WebSurg.com, Sep 2010;10(09). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03engabriel001
In this lecture, the anatomy of the female pelvic floor is presented laying the emphasis on pelvic floor muscles, fasciae, and ligaments. The anatomical terms “fasciae” and “ligaments” are scrutinized critically in this context, and the different levels of pelvic floor support are presented from a clinical point of view. An answer is provided on where the “White line” is and what exactly constitutes the “endopelvic fascia”. Clinical examples for pelvic floor defects considering the different levels of support are shown. The summary points out that pelvic floor reconstructive surgery should not only restore the anatomy, but also the primary function.