Case Study: Prostatectomy
Patient: 63-year-old male who works in a lab, walks 1 mile per day for exercise.
Chief Complaint: Constant “dribbling” of urine after removal of prostate.
Patient voided every ½ hour during the day, and 2x at night. Patient used 2 pads daily, leaking 100-300 cc per day.
Past Medical History: Low back surgery, inguinal hernia repair, prostate cancer
Physical Therapy Treatment: Biofeedback to pelvic floor; bladder retraining; pelvic floor exercise; proprioceptive muscle training; postural exercises; core strengthening; home program
Results: Patient voids once per hour, and 1x at night. Patient uses 1 thin pad, leaking 3-5 cc per day after 13 visits.
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