Pelvic muscle rehabilitation in males following prostatectomy

Urol Nurs. 1998 Dec;18(4):296-301.


Post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI) is a common problem in the era of increased detection of prostate cancer and use of radical prostatectomy. Whether temporary or permanent, mild or more severe, PPI can be effectively treated and improved by pelvic muscle rehabilitation. It is important for urologic nurses to understand the various pelvic muscle rehabilitation methods--for example, Kegel exercises, biofeedback, and electrical stimulation--to better educate and care for PPI patients and their families.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Biofeedback, Psychology
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
  • Exercise Therapy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
  • Pelvic Floor*
  • Prostatectomy / adverse effects*
  • Prostatectomy / rehabilitation*
  • Urinary Incontinence / etiology
  • Urinary Incontinence / rehabilitation*