|Category||Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) / Voiding Dysfunction|
|Keywords||Male incontinence Radical Prostatectomy Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy|
|Target Audience||Urologists and Physiotherapists exposed to patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (whichever technique).|
|Aims and Objectives|
Despite surgical improvement, radical prostatectomy isn´t free of complications, urinary incontinence remaining the most important. When salvage radiotherapy is applied, an additional risk factor is added. Finally, some patients develop a difficult situation: stenosis of anastomosis.
To give a comprehensive management, one should adapt to the resources available or provide a reasonable referral. Ideally this should be done in a team-based approach.
The objectives are:
- To explain surgical techniques that decrease the risk of incontinence and diagnostic methods and treatment for incontinence.
- To explain the role of pre and post behavioural therapy to improve the functional outcome