Int Urogynecol J (2017) 28:1367–1376 DOI 10.1007/s00192-017-3273-z ORIGINAL ARTICLE A UK questionnaire survey of current techniques used to perform pelvic organ prolapse repair 1,2 1,2 1,2 Emily Fairclough & Jenny Myers & Anthony Ross Broadhurst Smith & 3 1,2 Suzanne Breeman & Fiona Reid Received: 14 September 2016 /Accepted: 9 January 2017 /Published online: 1 February 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract paravaginal repair and rectal/levator plication. Graft/mesh re- Introduction and hypothesis Evidence-based medicine should pairs: many different products and manufacturers were used. result in better standardisation of practice. This study aims to There was variation in the method of attachment of graft/mesh evaluate whether there remains variation in surgical tech- inserts and their placement in relation to the fascia. For both niques in native tissue and graft/mesh repairs of pelvic organ native tissue and graft/mesh repairs, the method of fascial prolapse (POP) in UK practice. dissection, suturing methods and suture material varied. Methods A questionnaire survey was conducted to describe Most surgeons inserted a pack, 91% (n = 50 out of 55), soaked current surgical techniques for native tissue and graft/mesh in varying substances before use. POP repairs performed by
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Published: Feb 1, 2017
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