Tag Archives: pelvic organ prolapse

Physical Therapy Post Prolapse Surgery

Recently, we have gotten questions regarding exercising the pelvic floor post operative surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. At a whole, the lifetime risk for women undergoing surgery for repair of pelvic organ prolapse is 11%. 27% of women will have … Continue reading

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After Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

Thinking Long-Term By Lizanne Pastore, PT, MA, COMT Appeared in the February, 2013 issue of Quality Care® The decision to undergo pelvic reconstructive surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can be difficult. Women often wait years dealing with symptoms … Continue reading

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New Years Resolution-Improved Health Literacy

By Nancy Muller, PhD Executive Director of the National Association For Continence While making those New Year’s resolutions, let me add another to your list:  Improve health literacy. But, hang on.  What exactly is meant by the term ‘health literacy’ … Continue reading

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Recent News Regarding Transvaginal Mesh

Johnson & Johnson ETHICON Women’s Health & Urology, a worldwide leader in surgical care, has announced its decision to cease sales and production of four GYNECARE products. The products that will be discontinued include: GYNECARE PROSIMA™ pelvic floor repair system … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the organs of the pelvis lose their support and may slip down from their anatomical position. Prolapse can affect the bladder, uterus, and/or rectum and intestines. While childbirth is the most common risk factor for … Continue reading

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Surgical Placement of Mesh to Repair POP Poses Risks

FDA NEWS RELEASE FDA: Surgical placement of mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse poses risks Agency says other options may expose women to less risk than transvaginal procedure The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued an updated safety communication … Continue reading

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