Evaluation of Current Biologic Meshes in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair

Current Urology Reports, 04/30/2012

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common disorder estimated to affect 15%–30% of women over the age of 50 years. About 11% of women will require surgery by the age of 80 years and there is an estimated 30% rate of prolapse recurrence. In an attempt to improve surgical outcomes, biologic grafts and synthetic meshes have been implemented in the repair of POP. Biologic grafts have been used with the hope of avoiding complications associated with synthetic mesh.

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