pelvic organ prolapse

Managing complications of perineal lacerations
Managing complications of perineal lacerationsThis article reviews complications that may occur following perineal trauma, techniques to help prevent these complications, and best practices for management using case vignettes.
Use of biologic grafts in pelvic organ prolapse surgery
Use of biologic grafts in pelvic organ prolapse surgeryPelvic organ prolapse is a very prevalent condition, affecting up to half of all women over 50 years old. Biological grafts may be useful in certain patients but long-term trials are needed to guide their proper use.
Pelvic organ prolapse may be clue to presence of exfoliation syndrome
Transvaginal mesh: past, present, and futurePatients need to help to separate fact from fiction.
The future of treating pelvic organ prolapse
The future of treating pelvic organ prolapseDemand for prolapse surgery is increasing and techniques are evolving.
Urogynecologists speak: FDA reclassification welcomeA January 4th action by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reclassified transvaginal mesh implants for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) as class III (or high-risk) medical devices requiring premarket approval application (PMA).
FDA takes stronger action on transvaginal mesh for POPThe agency issues two strict final orders related to mesh for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse.
FDA reclassifies mesh for POPSurgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a class III or high-risk medical device requiring premarket approval application (PMA) following new action by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Robotics finding a role in prolapse repairWith the widespread acceptance of robot-assisted surgery for reconstructive procedures such as radical prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy, the next frontier for urologic robotic-assisted surgery appears to be in the female pelvis.
Large study: Robotic prolapse repair safe, durableA robot-assisted abdominal approach to pelvic organ prolapse repair has a favorable safety profile and is associated with durable anatomic outcomes, findings of a retrospective chart review indicate.