Multi-Disciplinary Healing for Peri-Partum Injuries

Interdisciplinary ,

Hosted by the Pregnancy & Postpartum Special Interest Group (PPSIG) 

In this talk we will review the complications associated with complex obstetrical lacerations and their treatment. This will include discussing the histology of healing, surgical revision and repair, and considerations for the Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist in relation to vaginal and perineal wounds. Finally, a brief review of the psychosocial implications of complex obstetrical wounds will be discussed, including how this impacts care. 


  • Welcome (5min) - PPSIG and speaker introduction
  • Presentation (40min) - OASIS injurty and evidence for screening perineal injuries, why refer to Urogyn, one postpartum perineal injury case, musculoskeletal case
  • Q&A (15min) - Questions from chat

Moderator: Lisa Sator PT DPT WCS CLT

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About the Presenters

Dr. Pamela J. Levin, MD 

Dr. Pamela Levin is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Urogynecology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Levin directs the Penn Postpartum Recovery Clinic and co-directs the multidisciplinary Penn Women’s FIRST (Fully Integrated Rectovaginal Symptom Team) Clinic. Her clinical expertise include care for complex obstetrical lacerations, rectovaginal fistula, as well as complications and symptoms related to female genital cutting and prior rectovaginal radiation. She is the Associate Fellowship Director for the Penn Medicine Urogynecology Fellowship and the Clerkship Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship at the Perelman School Medicine. Dr. Levin is a South Jersey native and joined the faculty at Penn Medicine in 2013, most recently taking on the role of Director of Wellness for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Dr Kate Temme , MD CAQSM

Dr. Temme specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries for all genders and ages. Her clinical interests include sports medicine, the female athlete triad, general musculoskeletal conditions and pregnancy related musculoskeletal care.