Top 3 Surgical Mesh Manufacturers Under Scrutiny Now

Top 3 Surgical Mesh Manufacturers Under Scrutiny Now

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Surgical Mesh Manufacturers Under Scrutiny Now Juries have returned several judgments against pelvic mesh manufacturers throughout the last decade. After pursuing their claims in court, plaintiffs have earned millions of dollars in compensation for medical costs, chronic pain, injuries, and mental distress. Thousands of legal lawsuits against transvaginal top mesh manufacturers like Ethicon, Coloplast, and […]

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy: Does It Really Help?

what is pelvic floor therapy

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy? Physical techniques of strengthening and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles are used in pelvic floor treatment to treat pelvic floor dysfunction and aid in restoring bowel, bladder, and sexual function. Physical therapy for the pelvic floor employs several techniques that help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, raise awareness of muscle […]

How to Know If You’re Suffering From Bladder Sling Complications Years Later

bladder sling complications years later

Plastic mesh bladder slings are the most frequent form of sling used to treat stress urinary incontinence. Most women take mesh surgery well. However, mesh slings have a higher complication risk than tissue slings. Complications may develop during or years after vaginal mesh surgery. Despite mesh complications, many doctors favor mesh slings constructed of polypropylene […]

Mesh Erosion VS Extrusion in Female Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery

mesh erosion vs extrusion

Vaginal mesh erosion is one of the most prevalent side effects of vaginal mesh. One study involving over 12,000 women found that 10% had vaginal mesh erosion after a year of surgery. The “most common and consistently reported mesh-related complication” from transvaginal surgeries using mesh was vaginal mesh erosion. What is mesh erosion? When a vaginal […]

Mesh Bladder Sling Removal: Legal Information for Patients

mesh bladder sling removal

For many years, patients with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have benefited from transvaginal mesh, also called pelvic mesh or a bladder sling. Unfortunately, a disproportionately high percentage of patients have reported serious and painful surgical mesh complications after the implantation of the medical device( most have contacted a transvaginal mesh […]

Pelvic Prolapse Repair Without Mesh: FDA Bans Transvaginal Mesh

pelvic prolapse repair without mesh

When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stopped the sale of all transvaginal mesh treatments for pelvic organ prolapse in April 2019, it created a frenzy of misinformation. Pelvic organ prolapse repair without mesh is the only way to repair any necessary treatments related to POP.  Pelvic organ prolapse, or POP, happens when the muscles and […]

Can Pelvic Mesh Be Seen On Ultrasound?

Can Pelvic Mesh Be Seen On Ultrasound

Can Pelvic Mesh Be Seen On Ultrasound? Imaging techniques such as pelvic floor ultrasound or MRI is becoming more common in urogynecology. One of the primary uses is the evaluation of synthetic vaginal mesh implants. Most such implants are clear on ultrasound but are not apparent using conventional imaging methods, making pelvic floor ultrasound especially […]

Surgical Mesh: What is Pelvic Mesh Made of?

What is Pelvic Mesh Made of?

Surgical Mesh Fail: Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery A surgical mesh implant is a net-like medical device that reinforces weakened or damaged tissue. It has several medicinal applications, including heart stents and repairing abdominal hernias. Synthetic (man-made) materials and animal tissue are the primary sources of surgical mesh. Mesh grafts are used to strengthen the weakened vaginal […]

Can Pelvic Mesh Cause UTI?

Can Pelvic Mesh Cause UTI?

Mesh problems may arise for a variety of causes: Can pelvic mesh cause UTI? Most individuals who receive mesh surgery for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse have positive results. Serious problems occur in up to 5% of patients, with mild issues occurring in 20% or more. Mesh problems may arise for a variety […]

Can Pelvic Mesh Cause Bowel Problems?

can pelvic mesh cause bowel problems

Complications with the use of pelvic mesh in prolapse treatments Complications with the use of pelvic mesh in prolapse treatments include mesh erosion, persistent discomfort, infections, pain during intercourse, and bowel problems. Sometimes, you may need further surgery or mesh removal surgery due to such complications. Complications might arise while using vaginal mesh procedures to treat […]