• viscera
  • It is important in providing support for pelvic viscera (organs), e.g. the bladder, intestines, the uterus (in females), and in maintenance of continence as part of the urinary and anal sphincters. (wikipedia.org)
  • pelvis
  • The levator ani is a broad, thin muscle , situated on either side of the pelvis . (wikipedia.org)
  • It is attached to the inner surface of each side of the lesser pelvis , and these unite to form the greater part of the pelvic floor . (wikipedia.org)
  • The pelvis (plural pelves or pelvises) is either the lower part of the trunk of the human body between the abdomen and the thighs (sometimes also called pelvic region of the trunk) or the skeleton embedded in it (sometimes also called bony pelvis, or pelvic skeleton). (wikipedia.org)
  • The bony pelvis (pelvic skeleton) is the part of the skeleton embedded in the pelvic region of the trunk. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pelvic inlet or superior pelvic aperture, which leads into the lesser pelvis, is bordered by the promontory, the arcuate line of ilium, the iliopubic eminence, the pecten of the pubis, and the upper part of the pubic symphysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • defecation
  • The anatomy and function of the anorectum and pelvic floor can be dynamically studied at various stages during defecation. (wikipedia.org)
  • This becomes more acute (70 - 90°) when the patient contracts the anal sphincters and pelvic floor muscles, and more obtuse (110 - 180°)during defecation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conditions which may be demonstrated include: Anismus (pelvic floor dyssynergia) It has been suggested that some patients may be embarrassed by this procedure, which give findings of abnormal defecation. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the pelvic floor is over-stretched, acutely (e.g. prolonged or difficult childbirth) or chronically (e.g. chronic straining during defecation caused by constipation), the pudendal nerve is vulnerable to stretch-induced neuropathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Those with pain in the genital and pelvic regions can have dysfunctional voiding or defecation. (wikipedia.org)
  • genital pain
  • Genital pain and pelvic pain can arise from a variety of conditions, crimes, trauma, medical treatments, physical diseases, mental illness and infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • coccyx
  • Inner surface of coccyx , levator ani of opposite side, and into structures that penetrate it. (wikipedia.org)
  • The borders of the coccyx are narrow, and give attachment on either side to the sacrotuberous and sacrospinous ligaments, to the coccygeus and levator ani in front of the ligaments, and to the gluteus maximus behind them. (wikipedia.org)
  • The coccygeal fossa marks the deepest part of the pelvic floor, next to the coccyx. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pelvic outlet or inferior pelvic aperture is the region between the subpubic angle or pubic arch, the ischial tuberosities and the coccyx. (wikipedia.org)
  • perineal hernia
  • Conclusion Reduced incidence of long term complications, including low perineal hernia rates demonstrates that pelvic floor reconstruction with a biological mesh following ELAPER without the additional use of myocutaneous flaps is both safe and feasible. (bmj.com)
  • girdle
  • It is subdivided into the pelvic girdle and the pelvic spine. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pelvic girdle is composed of the appendicular hip bones (ilium, ischium, and pubis) oriented in a ring, and connects the pelvic region of the spine to the lower limbs. (wikipedia.org)
  • It facilitates birth by resisting the descent of the presenting part, causing the fetus to rotate forwards to navigate through the pelvic girdle. (wikipedia.org)
  • ultrasound
  • Re: Da Silva AS, Digesu GA, Dell'Utri C, Fritsch H, Piffarotti P, Khullar V. Do ultrasound findings of levator ani "Avulsion" correlate with anatomical findings? (edu.au)
  • spine
  • Pull-ups also use the trapezius along the spine and shoulder, and the levator scapulae along the side of the neck. (wikipedia.org)