It was reported to boston scientific corporation that during a cystocele repair procedure using an uphold vaginal support system, after the physician deployed the mesh legs through the sacrospinous ligaments, he used an alice clamp to pull on the legs' sleeves, instead of the dilators. This caused the sleeves to bunch and expose the mesh. Nothing detached inside the patient. Additionally, the physician complained that he could not get mesh placed deeply enough.
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It was reported to boston scientific corporation that during a cystocele repair procedure using an uphold vaginal support system, the physician successfully placed a mesh leg in the patient's right sacrospinous ligament. When the physician threw the other mesh leg through the left sacrospinous ligament, he realized he did not like the placement and pulled it back out. The physician threw the mesh leg again, determined the placement was fine, and finished placing the uphold. The physician then placed an obtryx curved transobturator sling system under the patient's urethra.
Pelvic organ prolapse repair using the Uphold™ Vaginal Support System: a 1-year multicenter study.
After the FDA approved the first vaginal mesh device in , a number of other transvaginal mesh manufacturers began marketing similar products. Ultimately implantation of the products injured thousands of women, many permanently. If you have been hurt by pelvic mesh, we encourage you to contact us for a free, confidential, and no-obligation discussion of whether a transvaginal mesh lawsuit might be of assistance. Surgical mesh is designed to provide structural support for internal organs.
It was reported to boston scientific corporation that during a pelvic floor repair procedure using an uphold vaginal support system, the physician successfully placed both mesh leg assemblies into the patient's sacrospinous ligaments, but noticed that the mesh "was not in the correct position and did not support properly. At this time, it was noticed that the uphold device "had not retained its shape and appeared to be stretched. The procedure was completed with another uphold vaginal support system without any further complications to the patient, who is reportedly "fine" post-procedure. The device has been received, but an evaluation has not yet been performed. Therefore, a failure analysis is not available, and we are not able to determine the relationship between this device and the cause for this event.