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Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation in Patients with Second-degree Uterine Prolapse

Helmy A Rady

Citation Information : Rady HA. Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation in Patients with Second-degree Uterine Prolapse. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2017; 9 (3):235-238.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1502

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



Sacrospinous ligament fixation is a simple procedure we use today to treat cases with uterine prolapse.


The aim is to test the effectiveness of this procedure in the treatment of second-degree uterine prolapse.

Materials and methods

The study included 50 women with second-degree uterine prolapse. Out of 50 women, 25 (group I) were treated with bilateral sacrospinous ligament fixation, while the other 25 (group II) were treated with unilateral sacrospinous ligament fixation. The efficacy and intraoperative and postoperative complications are recorded (follow-up of patients occurred 3 and 6 months postoperatively).


Mean operative time in unilateral sacrospinous fixation is 52 ± 10.6 minutes, while in bilateral procedure, it is 73 ± 12.6 minutes. However, postoperative pain is more in bilateral than unilateral procedure.


Sacrospinous ligament fixation is an effective treatment for patients having second-degree uterine prolapse. Unilateral is better than bilateral sacrospinous operation regarding postoperative pain.

How to cite this article

Rady HA. Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation in Patients with Second-degree Uterine Prolapse. J South Asian Feder Obst Gynae 2017;9(3):235-238.

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