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Does stirrup choice influence vaginal surgery outcome?

Key clinical point: Use of boot stirrups is linked to better physical function outcomes than those of candy cane stirrups.

Major finding: Subjects in the candy cane group demonstrated a decline of 1.9 in mean physical function score at 6 weeks, compared to baseline. Those in the boot stirrup group showed an increase of 1.9 from baseline.

Study details: Single-center, randomized, controlled trial of stirrup position in 138 women who underwent vaginal surgeries.

Disclosures: Individual authors acknowledged personal funds from Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Elsevier publishing, RBI Medical, and AMAG Pharmaceuticals.