Abdominal Binder and Steps Trial

ID#: NCT04414384

Age: 18 - 64 years

Gender: Female

Healthy Subjects: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Phase: N/A

Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Start Date: June 28, 2020

End Date: June 01, 2021

Contact Information:
Charles Ascher-Walsh, MD
Brittany Roser, MD
Summary: Large lower abdominal incisions are still used in many types of common gynecologic surgeries. Patients may experience pain and restrictions to ambulation because of this, which can make healing after surgery harder and more complicated. Abdominal binders, through their added abdominal support, may provide a low cost intervention to help people heal. The study team aims to investigate the effects of abdominal binders on walking in the post- gynecologic surgery period.

Inclusion Criteria:

- English-speaking

- Female

- Patients undergoing benign hysterectomy or myomectomy via low-transverse laparotomy.

Exclusion Criteria:

- ASA classification of three or higher

- Malignancy

- Non-English speaking