Hands-on workshop on repair of 3rd /4th degree obstetric tears

Workshop 26

24/06/2021 10:02:06

Aims & Objectives

240 minutes
Third degree tears anal sphincter repair childbirth trauma
Obstetricians, Gynaecologists, Urogynaecologists, Midwives, Colorectal nurses/surgeons, Continence advisors, Physiotherapists, Pelvic floor surgeons


To learn how to identify, repair and manage primary obstetric anal sphincter injuries.


  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the anal sphincter.
  • Learn the technique and interpretation of endoanal ultrasound
  • Recognise and classify anal sphincter injury
  • Observe a live video and as well as a purpose built model
  • Have hands on experience of repairing pig anal sphincters
  • Understand the dilemmas regarding prevention and management of subsequent pregnancies
  • Labour Ward protocol
  • Have insight into the complications of anal sphincter trauma
  • Set up a perineal clinic
  • Skills to run a perineal trauma course