Assessment of the Effect of Rectus Muscle Reapproximation Versus Non Reapproximation During CS on Postoperative Pain

2019-10-04 08:31:41 | BioPortfolio


The aim of this study is to assess the effect of rectus muscle re-approximation by 3 interrupted simple sutures versus tighting it by 3 vertical mattress sutures during cesarean delivery on postoperative pain.


In recent years, Cesarean deliveries have increased dramatically worldwide. In Egypt, 52% of women give birth by Cesarean Section according to the 2014 Demographic and Health survey. Despite the rising incidence of Cesarean section, controversy about the optimal surgical method of Cesarean section still remains. Obstetricians use a variety of surgical techniques to reduce post-operative adhesions after Cesarean section, such as parietal peritoneal closure and rectal muscle approximation. They believe that adhesions may result from exposure of an opened intraperitoneal cavity to the subfascial space which can be prevented by approximating the rectus muscle or closing the parietal peritoneum. In addition, rectus muscle approximation may be considered to reduce the risk of persistent rectus muscle diastasis. However, different studies showed a controversy and inconsistency in the practice of rectus muscle re-approximation among surgeons. Some obstetricians agree that the rectus muscles can regain their right anatomic position by themselves and that suturing them together does not add any benefit. Even though, one of their main concern against rectus muscle approximation is its potential association with increased post operative pain, hence the importance of this prospective randomized controlled study. The aim of the investigator's study is to assess the effect of rectus muscle re-approximation by 3 interrupted simple sutures versus tighting it by 3 vertical mattress sutures during cesarean delivery on postoperative pain.

Study Design


Postoperative Pain


Rectus muscle reapproximation during CS, Rectus muscle non reapproximation during CS


Not yet recruiting


Assiut University

Results (where available)

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