3rd Degree Lacerations Frequently Asked Questions

3rd Degree only (does not include 4th degree laceration questions)


Describe the tissue layers involved.


How to repair?


What are sequelae of infection after repair? How to manage?


For episiotomy, compare midline and mediolateral.



ACOG Practice Bulletin #71, April 2006, Reaffirmed 2016, Episiotomy

ACOG color monograph, Episiotomy, Procedure and Repair Technique, 2007  Call 1-800-762-2264 or sales.acog.org to order; ISBN: 978-1-9323238-29-5

ACOG Committee Opinion #674, November 2015, Limitations of Perineal Lacerations as an Obstetric Quality Measure


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