The transvaginal mesh support system (TVM) or surgical mesh (TVM) – which cited in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit – is a medical device that is generally used to repair weakened or damaged tissue in the vaginal wall. It is made from porous absorbable or non-absorbable synthetic material or absorbable biologic material.
A study published by PubMed in connection with the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse – which is an injury cited in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit – in the transvaginal mesh study (TVM) found the following:
- Ninety women underwent TVM repair and 72 had a hysterectomy
- Anatomical failure rate was 20.0% at 3 years
- Three patients required re-intervention for prolapse
- Vaginal mesh extrusion occurred in 14.4% patients
- After 3 years, 4.7% asymptomatic extrusions remained present
- Of 61 sexually active women, a significant number of patients (41%) ceased sexual activity by 3 years
- de novo dyspareunia was reported by 8.8%
- One vesico-vaginal fistula resolved after surgery
The transvaginal mesh study did conclude that medium-term results demonstrate that the TVM technique provides a durable prolapse repair.
Surgical mesh, manufactured with polypropylene and intended for transvaginal insertion, is known by many names, including:
- Transvaginal Mesh
- Vaginal Mesh
- Bladder Sling Mesh
- TVT Mesh
- Transvaginal Tape
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