Surgical Meshes

It is important that the gynaecological and surgical communities learn from the lessons of the mesh experience - Cochrane Library

Surgical Meshes

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A Female Surgical Nightmare

Surgical meshes have their issues especially when it comes to female surgery...

In medical and regulatory circles a controversy is raging over the use of non-absorbable mesh for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse. Use of the mesh has been linked to permanent and disabling complications, including chronic pain, nerve damage and infection. To many health activists, synthetic transvaginal mesh is a poster child for the flaws of our medical device regulation system.

One common way to repair pelvic organ prolapse is to shore up the sagging tissue through an incision in the vaginal wall, a kind of surgery that has long been the preserve of highly trained pelvic…

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