Relation Between Episiotomy and Osteomioarticular Symptoms

  • Cibele Nazaré Câmara Rodrigues Ph.D. in Behavioral Theory and Research,University Federal of Pará, Brazil
  • Milton Fernandes da Conceição Filho Physiotherapist
  • Diego Sá Guimarães da Silva MA in Social Defense
  • Carla Cristina Alvarez Serrão MA in Genetics and Biology Molecular
  • Carla Iasmin Lima Lemos Graduating Student


Childbirth is a social and cultural phenomenon which has faced drastic changes from twentieth century as a shift to a gynecological position and an episiotomy routine. Fascia represents “the philosophy of the body” and any pathologic alteration in that tissue will affect the whole body. This study aims to verify the relation between episiotomy and osteomioarticular symptoms. 60 women who participated in this study were divided equally into two groups: group I (vaginal delivery with episiotomy) and group II (vaginal delivery without episiotomy). To assess them, we used an Initial assessment form and a Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire. The data were analyzed with the Spearman Correlation Test and t Student Test for independent samples with a statistical significance of p≤0,05. Based on the results of the study, 60% women from group I related low back repercussions during the last year, while 53% women from group I related hip/lower limbs repercussions during the last week. Level of pain and musculoskeletal complaints prevailed in group I, as well. We concluded that there is a high prevalence of osteomioarticular symptoms in women who had episiotomy in her deliveries.


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Rodrigues, C. N. C., Filho, M. F. da C., Guimarães da Silva, D. S., Serrão, C. C. A., & Lemos, C. I. L. (2016). Relation Between Episiotomy and Osteomioarticular Symptoms. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 12(30), 353.