Vaginal surgical mesh: Overview

Surgical mesh is a medical device used to reinforce weakened or damaged tissue.

It is sometimes used to repair conditions such as:

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About surgical mesh

Surgical mesh can be made of either synthetic or biological materials. There are 4 types:

The design and shape of surgical mesh differ, depending on the condition that they are intended to repair.

Synthetic mesh in pelvic procedures

Surgeons implant surgical mesh to:

POP is a drop or bulge of pelvic organs and occurs due to weakened tissue and/or muscle which can no longer support the organs. POP can involve the:

SUI in women is a leakage of urine during physical activities that increase abdominal pressure, such as:

Surgical mesh is intended to become a permanent part of the body once implanted.

In pelvic surgery there are 3 ways to implant mesh: 

There are benefits to each of these surgical procedures, but there are also risks.

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