An increasing number of women have reported experiencing vaginal mesh complications and vaginal mesh erosion complications following pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence surgery. If you have suffered from complications following surgery, please contact us for the latest vaginal mesh recall news and information.
It is estimated that 20 to 40 percent of women develop stress urinary incontinence (SUI) problems. Synthetic surgical mesh is used in the treatment of both SUI and POP. One repair option for SUI is surgical repair using a mesh sling that is implanted under the urethra through a vaginal incision. Once in place, this surgical mesh is supposed to help prevent urinary loss that can occur during physical activity.
It is estimated that the risk of developing pelvic organ prolapse (POP) during a woman’s lifetime is between 30 to 50 percent. POP develops when the pelvic floor tissues that support the pelvic organs become weakened or stretched causing the pelvic organs to slip down (prolapse) into the vagina. Surgical mesh used during the repair of POP is intended to extend the life of the repairs.
Information from manufacturers of surgical mesh show that an estimated 300,000 women had pelvic organ prolapse surgery in 2010 and around 260,000 women elected to undergo surgery to help treat stress urinary incontinence.
Organs involved in pelvic organ prolapse can include:
• Bladder (cystocele)
• Uterus (procidentia)
• Rectum (rectocele)
• Top of vagina (apical prolapse)
• Bowel (enterocele)
For some women with POP they are asymptomatic, while others may suffer from problems involving pelvic pain and discomfort which can interfere with daily activities and sexual, urinary and defecatory functions.
It is estimated that one third of surgical repairs of pelvic organ prolapse used mesh and 75 percent (3 out of 4 surgeries) were done transvaginally. Over 80 percent of women who underwent stress urinary incontinence surgery had the procedure performed transvaginally using mesh.
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