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I have read a lot about sling for prolapse repair. What is involved in traditional suture repair? What is overall success rate? Possible complications?
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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Failure
Traditional surgical repairs that use just sutures have been reported to have failure rates as high as 40 to 50% by some.
These procedures are often referred to as a&p repairs & sacrospinous ligament fixation. Complication such as infection, bleeding, pain, injury to urinary bladder & rectum, and failure of the repair are the most common.

In brief: Failure
Traditional surgical repairs that use just sutures have been reported to have failure rates as high as 40 to 50% by some.
These procedures are often referred to as a&p repairs & sacrospinous ligament fixation. Complication such as infection, bleeding, pain, injury to urinary bladder & rectum, and failure of the repair are the most common.
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
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In brief: Sling 4 incontinence
A sling is an outpatient procedure that is now gold standard for stress incontinence.
Choices for prolapse repair include: vaginal vs abd vs l'scopic or robotic; native tissue (trad suture) vs mesh augmented; and w/hysterectomy or w/o. The right choice depends on age, activity level, first surgery or recurrent prolapse, health, & risk factors for recurrence or complications. Consult a urogyne.

In brief: Sling 4 incontinence
A sling is an outpatient procedure that is now gold standard for stress incontinence.
Choices for prolapse repair include: vaginal vs abd vs l'scopic or robotic; native tissue (trad suture) vs mesh augmented; and w/hysterectomy or w/o. The right choice depends on age, activity level, first surgery or recurrent prolapse, health, & risk factors for recurrence or complications. Consult a urogyne.
Dr. Denise Elser
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