A New Approach to Women’s Pelvic Health
When considering surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence, here’s important information about an advanced reconstruction technique that offers multiple advantages over traditional approaches, including synthetic mesh.
Complications with Traditional Surgery
The objectives of pelvic floor surgery include improving quality of life, restoring normal function and ensuring comfort for you, the patient. However, traditional methods can fall short:
Synthetic mesh is a foreign material that creates substantial scarring and inflammation. It is associated with complications that can include:
Mesh contraction causing vaginal tightening and pain
Erosion of the mesh into the bladder or rectum, causing vaginal bleeding/discharge, pelvic or groin pain, and pain with intercourse
Native tissue repair produces scars that, while useful for supporting prolapsed tissues, can result in vaginal stenosis (narrowing of the vagina), which can cause painful sexual intercourse. Scarring can also interfere with healing.
Superior Results with DermaPure®
Uro-gynecologic surgeons are now using a different method for repair and reconstruction to:
It centers on the use of a biologic – a special type of human tissue called dermal allograft. This tissue, DermaPure® with dCELL® technology, has been treated to remove cells and DNA while preserving the structural framework of the tissue. It serves as a scaffold, or matrix, for attachment of cells that lead to regeneration of the patient’s own tissue.
ARMS Medical supplies the dermal allograft, together with specialized tools, to leading surgeons and hospitals.
Clean and pristine: DermaPure® allograft is a “clean canvas” that promotes rapid cell proliferation for faster healing
Faster blood vessel replacement
Less scarring: In comparison with other types of tissue, studies have shown that DermaPure significantly reduces scar formation
Can ARMS HELP?
Our network of leading doctors and hospitals can
Are you a Candidate?
Do you have symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?
Feeling of pressure or fullness in the pelvic area
Painful sexual intercourse
Are you experiencing stress urinary incontinence symptoms?
Risk factors include:
Previous pelvic surgery
Did You Know?
Pelvic organ prolapse affects approximately 8% to 11% of women
This condition develops due to weakening of the connective tissue, muscles and nerves that form the “pelvic floor,” often as a result of vaginal childbirth
When the pelvic floor is weakened, the bladder, uterus, rectum or small intestine can descend, creating a bulge in the vagina
Pelvic organ prolapse can cause symptoms such as stress urinary incontinence and difficulty emptying the bladder
Statistically, as an adult female, you have a 12.6% chance of undergoing pelvic organ prolapse surgery in your lifetime