Ever wish you had something handy to hand-out to folks when they ask you about surgical mesh? Maybe, something to give to your doctors, friends, or family members? Something that explained so many of the things that are so hard to explain, and had links to more information/resources, so that people could get more detailed information if… Read More ›
Sharing this article that was recently published in the International Urogynecology Journal, titled “Systematic reviews of apical prolapse surgery: are we being misled down a dangerous path?” It has to do with the claim of superiority of sacrocolpopexy (SC) over other pelvic organ prolapse (POP) procedures, which included: “The addition of mesh, whether abdominally or… Read More ›
Despite multiple FDA warnings since 2008, use of mesh in pelvic organ prolapse surgery continues to grow
Despite multiple warnings released by the US Food and Drug Administration since 2008, use of mesh in pelvic organ prolapse surgery continues to grow.
Glad to see another case was recently won in favor of the patient that was injured by mesh. You would think $100 million ought to send a message!? Now, there’s only about 99,999 more cases to go now against Boston Scientific, J&J, and a few other manufacturers. I heard they claim they will run out of money…… Read More ›
I keep hearing about doctors telling patients they don’t use “the bad mesh”… or that “the bad mesh was recalled”. Many are saying their doctor only uses “the good mesh”.
Well?? What exactly are the “good” or “bad” meshes? That is a good question.
I’ve often thought about what I wish I knew before I had surgery with mesh. It’s hard for me to imagine, because so many doctors are still using, and promoting the use of mesh tape for SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence), in spite of FDA warnings, 100,000+ lawsuits, and a record number of reported complications. But, what… Read More ›