BiofeedbackIncontenence: Urinary

Does biofeedback reduce incontinence after prostate surgery?

Radical prostatectomy is an operation to remove the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it. It is done to treat prostate cancer, and up to half of all men who have a radical prostatectomy develop urinary incontinence.

Preoperative pelvic floor training (PFT) is used to strengthen the muscles and improve recovery of continence following the operation.

Does adding biofeedback help?


Among 90 men who got PFT with and without biofeedback training, there was no significant difference in the return of urinary control at 1, 3, and 6 months post surgery.

12/5/06 17:46 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.