In the field of urogynecology, synthetic polypropylene (PP) meshes have seen an increase in use over the last decade. These devices are implanted in over 200,000 women annually and are designed to restore pelvic organ support for women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (1). Because they are essentially modified abdominal hernia meshes, their use in the field urogynecology has undergone little oversight. With more patients experiencing morbidity, the FDA has released two Public Health Notifications in 2009 and 2011 informing the public about the potential complications associated with urogynecological mesh implantation.
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Varying Degrees of Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior Arising From Geometric Differences of Urogynecological Meshes
Feola, A, Pal, S, Moalli, P, Maiti, S, & Abramowitch, S. "Varying Degrees of Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior Arising From Geometric Differences of Urogynecological Meshes." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. June 20–23, 2012. pp. 1245-1246. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2012-80227
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