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Surgical mesh first came into use in the early 1950’s when doctors began to use woven plastic material as a way to treat hernias. There are a number of materials that surgical mesh can be created from. Some surgical mesh can use biological materials and synthetic ones. Plastic is one of the most common materials used for surgical mesh.
Surgical mesh will often vary in its size and shape depending on the procedure that’s being performed and the reason it is needed. It can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments including hernias and pelvic organ prolapses. These meshes often come in kits depending on what they are being used for. This can make it a simpler procedure for doctors so that they do not have to create a custom mesh for each surgery.
One of the most common types of mesh that has been recently introduced is transvaginal mesh. It is used after a pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This is a condition in which the organs in the pelvic area sink down into the vaginal canal. This can cause significant problems for women suffering from the condition. A transvaginal mesh gets its name because of how its inserted. The mesh piece is inserted through the vagina and holds up the organs that have fallen through.
Transvaginal mesh can also be used to treat a condition known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This occurs when the bladder begins to leak due to pressure on the urethra. The transvaginal mesh is inserted as a means to decrease the pressure experienced and prevent the bladder from leaking.
Common Side Effects
There are a significant number of side effects associated with surgical mesh. They have been known to cause adhesions to the intestines. This occurs when parts of the intestines wrap around other parts of the intestine or become stuck to each other or the mesh. The mesh can also cause injury to blood vessels in the surrounding areas and hurt organs.
When the mesh is inserted transvaginally, it can lead to even more complications. Because the mesh is not meant to be removed, it is difficult for surgeons to get it out of the body once it has been inserted. Blood vessels and tissue grow around it forcing surgeons to remove the mesh one surgery at a time. Some complications can be severe and lead to significant pain. It is possible for the mesh to move around and cut surrounding areas with its sharp edges. Organs can be damaged and the vaginal tissue can begin to erode.
Surgical mesh and transvaginal mesh have been the subject of thousands of recent law suits. Many people that have used them believe they were not fairly warned regarding the potential dangers the mesh posed. The FDA is currently considering classifying the devices as high-risk.
Medical Compensation for Side Effects
Lawsuits can be filed against the makers of the mesh for developing a faulty product. If you have suffered at the hands of a faulty pelvic mesh implant, please request a free, no obligation case evaluation.
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