What is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) is a type of surgical mesh. It is used in women to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP), stress urinary incontinence (SUI), bladder prolapse, and similar problems. Transvaginal mesh systems may also be referred to as vaginal slings or vaginal tape.
Tranvaginal Mesh Side Effects / Injuries
Chronic vaginal drainage
Erosion of the vaginal tissue
Feeling as though something is protruding from the vagina
Lower back pain
Pain during intercourse
Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
Pressure or feeling of “fullness” in the lower abdomen
Reoccurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
Vaginal pain not related to intercourse
Types of Transvaginal Mesh
Transvaginal Mesh Product Names
|Boston Scientific Corporation
||The Uphold Vaginal Support System; The Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit; The Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System; The Advantage Fit System; The Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling System; The Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System; The Prefyx PPS System; The Solyx SIS System; The Repliform Tissue Regeneration Matrix Synthetic Mesh; and The Arise Sling
|Johnson & Johnson / Ethicon, Inc.
||Prolene Mesh/Prolene Soft Mesh, Gynemesh, Gynemesh PS, TVT, TVT-Obturator (TVT-O), TVT-SECUR (TVT-S), TVT Exact, TVT Abbrevo, Prolift, Prolift +M, Prosima|
|American Medical Systems (AMS); Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc; or Endo Health Solutions Inc.||Apogee, Perigee, Mini-Arc Sling, Monarc Subfascial Hammock, Sparc, Bio-Arc, In-Fast Ultra, Influence In-Fast, and Elevate|
|Caldera Medical||Ascend Anterior, Ascend Posterior|
|C.R. Bard, Inc. (Bard); Sofradim Production SAS (Sofradim); or Tissue Science Laboratories Limited (TSL)||The Align Urethral Support System; The Align TO Urethral Support System; The Avaulta Anterior BioSynthetic Support System; The Avaulta Posterior BioSynthetic Support System; The Avaulta Plus Anterior
BioSynthetic Support System; The Avaulta Plus Posterior BioSynthetic Support System; The Avaulta Solo Anterior Synthetic Support System; The Avaulta Solo Posterior Synthetic Support System; The InnerLace BioUrethral Support System; The Pelvicol Acellular Collagen Matrix; The PelviLace BioUrethral Support System; The PelviLace TO Trans-obturator BioUrethral Support System; The PelviSoft Acellular Collagen BioMesh; The Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh; The Uretex SUP Pubourethral Sling; The Uretex TO Trans-obturator Urethral Support System; The Uretex TO2 Trans-obturatorUrethral Support System; and The Uretex TO3 Trans-obturator Urethral Support System
|Coloplast Corp.; Coloplast Manufacturing; or Porges S.A.||T-Sling-Universal Polypropylene Sling, Aris-Transobturator Sling System, Supris-Suprapubic Sling System, Novasilk-Synthetic FlatMesh, Exair-Prolapse Repair System, Restorelle, Smartmesh, Omnisure, Minitape, Suspend-Tutoplast Processed Fascia Lata, and Axis-Tutoplast Processed Dermis|
|Cook Medical, Inc.||Surgisis Biodesign Tension-Free Urethral Sling; Surgisis Biodesign Anterior Pelvic Floor Graft; Surgisis Biodesign Posterior Pelvic Floor Graft; Cook Urological Stratasis Urethral Sling; Stratasis Tension Free Urethral Sling
Why Transvaginal Mesh Systems are Causing the Side Effects?
The mesh material is an artificial structure designed to replace eroded or weakened muscles in the urethra. When implanted, women were supposed to receive relief. Unfortunately, many women’s bodies rejected the artificial material causing serious and debilitating pain. Many women were forced to undergo revision surgery or surgeries in an attempt to relieve the pain caused by the devices listed above.