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More women with the pelvic girdle syndrome than with other pelvic pain during pregnancy had pelvic pain 2 years after delivery

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 QUESTION: In women with pregnancy-related pelvic joint pain, what are the predictors and prevalence of long term symptoms?


Inception cohort followed for 2 years after delivery.


A university hospital in Denmark.


405 women at 33 weeks of gestation were classified into 5 subgroups on the basis of their history and objective pelvic joint pain (≥ 1 positive test from a joint): the pelvic girdle syndrome (n=118; daily pain in all 3 pelvic joints); symphysiolysis (n=38; daily pain in pubic symphysis only); the 1-sided sacroiliac syndrome (n=98; daily pain from 1 sacroiliac joint alone); the double-sided sacroiliac syndrome (n=120; daily pain from both sacroiliac joints); or miscellaneous (n=31; daily pain in ≥ 1 pelvic joint, but inconsistent findings from the history). Patients with no objective evidence of pelvic joint pain or those with the same or lower intensity of pelvic joint or low back pain as before the …

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  • Sources of funding: Health Insurance Foundation; Funen County Board of Prevention; Danish Physiotherapist Research Foundation; Danish Manual Therapy Group.

  • For correspondence: Ms H Albert, Department of Physiotherapy, Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard, 5000 Odense C., Denmark. Fax +45 6613 2854.