Majority of colorectal surgeons have little OASI training

A survey of Australian surgeons suggests better collaboration is needed with O&Gs

Almost two thirds of Australian and New Zealand colorectal surgeons have minimal training in obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI) repair, according to a survey.

Surgeon's hands and instruments

The Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) poll also shows they are rarely involved in acute management of the condition.

Overall, 61% of the 94 respondents reported rarely or never having exposure to OASIs during their training.

And only eight of the surgeons said they were routinely called in for the primary