Bladder Slings, Pelvic Mesh, Transvaginal Mesh. Whatever you want to call it. These implants were supposed to help — Not Hurt — What may have looked like a good solution to Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary incontinence, clearly has not turned out well for anyone. Particularly those people who have these implants.
I read this article (link below) and what struck me about was the description about how these surgeries used to be done. Years ago the surgery was done with parts of the body used as the sling material.
The surgery involved opening the abdomen and creating a sling out of other parts of the patient’s body or sometimes a surgical material. Each surgeon had a personal technique, which “made the operation fit the patient, not the patient the operation,”
We went from surgery that worked well and was designed for the particular patient to an assembly line type of product that would basically fit all.
Now after hundred’s of thousands of surgeries these companies face tens of thousands of lawsuits. Women all over the world are also trying to have these implants removed.
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