pelvic organ prolapse

The Recalled Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Kit: A Brief Review of The Failed Transvaginal Mesh Device

Bladder sling complications

Overview of the Problem The Gynecare Prolift device kit and other similar transvaginal mesh products were intended to revolutionize the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. However, what was initially heralded as a groundbreaking advancement soon became synonymous with severe complications and widespread health concerns. This blog provides […]

How Do You Fix a Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

how do you fix pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a pelvic floor disorder in which the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that support your pelvic organs become weakened to keep them in place. Your pelvic floor muscles operate as a strong sling, supporting organs such as your vagina, uterus, bladder, and rectum. The pelvic organs usually move out of place […]

Transvaginal Mesh and the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb first announced the agency would meet on surgical mesh safety and effectiveness of transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse repair in a statement November 20, 2018. The FDA reported approximately 2, 874 adverse events from January 1, 2008 until December 31, 2010. The most common adverse events for […]