What’s new at FMDRL – perineal repair curriculum

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Today – this resource came across.  It's a great overview of perineal repair.  Alas – I'm doing a lot of that lately .. and last night I cut an episiotomy – only the 3rd I've done in my 8 years and 11 months as a physician.  Of course – there was an indication (the same as the indication for the vacuum I used) but all is well and I was reminded by the experience how easy it is to repair an episiotomy.     It is MUCH easier to see and understand the anatomy with an episiotomy than with a spontaneous tear .. so since we are never teaching residents to get oriented with episiotomies – curricula such as this is more important than ever.