Transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. The product design and implantation technique contributed to serious complications, such as erosion and organ perforation.
What is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is usually made of plastic called polypropylene. The term transvaginal refers to the type of surgical technique used to implant the mesh through the vagina.
This type of surgical mesh was created to permanently fix pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) conditions that typically plague women after a hysterectomy, menopause or childbirth. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when a woman’s pelvic muscles weaken and the pelvic organs including the bladder, rectum and uterus drop into the vagina.