Family Tree of Meshes from The Female Patient, April 2009

May 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Mesh Reading Room Resource

If you find it difficult to understand all of the different types of synthetic transvaginal mesh, this graphic from The Female Patient, April 2009 may help.

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3 Comments to “Family Tree of Meshes from The Female Patient, April 2009”

  1. danyelle says:

    Where does the Marlex Mesh fir into this tree? Mine was implanted in 1993

  2. Does anyone know when The Boston Scientific Obtryx Halo first came onto the market.

  3. barbara says:

    I AM IN SHOCK AFTER FINDING PEOPLE SELLING GYNECARE PROLIFT KITS ON E-BAY!!! HOPE YOU SEE THIS JANE.

    Editor~

    I HAVE TRIED TO COPY /PASTE 5 TIMES….IT WON’T COPY. JUST GO TO E-BAY AND DO A SEARCH FOR “GYNECARE PROLIFT” AND SEVERAL KITS COME UP!. GUESS YOU CAN ORDER ONE AND PUT IT IN YOURSELF? MAYBE SALESMEN MAKING A FEW BUCKS? SOME ARE $199, ANOTHER $150???? WTH? I DID NOT SEARCH THE OTHER KITS. I AM USING ALL CAPS BECAUSE I AM SHOUTING!!! AS I SIT HERE AFTER AN EXPLANT (SOME PIECES REMAINING AND ROTTING). GOD HELP US.

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