Morbidity and chronic pain following different techniques of caesarean section: A comparative study

J Obstet Gynaecol. 2015;35(5):442-6. doi: 10.3109/01443615.2014.968114.


Research examining long-term outcomes after childbirth performed with different techniques of caesarean section have been limited and do not provide information on morbidity and neuropathic pain. The study compares two groups of patients submitted to the 'Traditional' method using Pfannenstiel incision and patients submitted to the 'Misgav Ladach' method ≥ 5 years after the operation. We find better long-term postoperative results in the patients that were treated with the Misgav Ladach method compared with the Traditional method. The results were statistically better regarding the intensity of pain, presence of neuropathic and chronic pain and the level of satisfaction about cosmetic appearance of the scar.

Keywords: Caesarean section; Misgav Ladach; Pfannenstiel incision; chronic pain; long-term follow-up; neuropathic pain.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
  • Cesarean Section / methods*
  • Chronic Pain / etiology*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain Measurement