The Pelvis

Structure, Gender and Society

Authors: Marani, Enrico, Koch, Wijnand F.R.M.

  • Provides in depth information about pelvic physiology and anatomy
  • Includes chapters highlighting pelvic dysfunction and corresponding therapeutic interventions
  • Combines basic research and clinical application and provides a historic perspective of research on pelvic anatomy and physiology
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52460-2
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About this book

This book offers a critical review of the pelvic sciences—past, present and future—from an anatomical and physiological perspective and is intended for researchers, medical practitioners and paramedical therapists in the fields of urology, gynecology and obstetrics, proctology, physiotherapy, as well as for patients.

The book starts with a “construction plan” of the pelvis and shows its structural consequences. The historical background of pelvic studies proceeds from medieval and early Italian models to the definitive understanding of the pelvic anatomy in the Seventeenth century. During these eras of pelvic research, concepts and approaches developed that are illustrated with examples from comparative anatomy and from mutations, also with regard to the biomechanics of pelvic structures. Perceptions of the pelvis as an important element in sexual arousal and mating conduct are discussed, as well as attitudes to circumcision, castration and other mutilations, in its anthropological, social context.

The anatomy and physiology of the pelvic wall and its organs as well as the development of these pelvic organs are covered as a prerequisite to understanding, for example, the spread of pelvic carcinoma and male and female bladder muscle function. Connective pelvic tissue is examined in its reinforcing capacity for pelvic structures, but also as a “hiding place” for infections. Innervations and reflexes relayed through the pelvic nerves are discussed in order to explain incontinence, sphincter function and the control of smooth and striated muscles in the pelvis.

Catheters and drugs acting on pelvic function are described, and a critical review of alternative clinical methods for treating pelvic dysfunctions is provided.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • “Construction Plan” of the Bony Pelvis

    Marani, Enrico (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • The Pelvis at War

    Marani, Enrico (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • The Birth Canal

    Marani, Enrico (et al.)

    Pages 29-46

  • History

    Marani, Enrico (et al.)

    Pages 47-110

  • Concepts and Approaches in the Study of the Pelvis

    Marani, Enrico (et al.)

    Pages 111-141

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-40006-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-40005-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52460-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pelvis
Book Subtitle
Structure, Gender and Society
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40006-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40006-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40005-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52460-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 558
Number of Illustrations and Tables
123 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
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