Pelvic Organ Prolapse News and Research

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Prolapse affects one in two women over the age of 50 years and has an overall prevalence of 30-50%. Women may expect to have an 11-12% chance of having to have surgical repair for prolapse, and one-third will need a repeat surgery
Fibulin-5 protein can help prevent pelvic organ prolapse development in women

Fibulin-5 protein can help prevent pelvic organ prolapse development in women

Coloplast announces acquisition of Mpathy Medical

Coloplast announces acquisition of Mpathy Medical

AMS reports 12-month study results of Elevate Apical and Posterior Prolapse Repair System

AMS reports 12-month study results of Elevate Apical and Posterior Prolapse Repair System

Pelvic Floor Institute launched to enhance physician knowledge on reconstruction procedures, techniques

Pelvic Floor Institute launched to enhance physician knowledge on reconstruction procedures, techniques

LUHS urogynecologists awarded $1M NIH Challenge Grant

LUHS urogynecologists awarded $1M NIH Challenge Grant

Cook Medical unveils its uterine manipulator/injectors at 38th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Cook Medical unveils its uterine manipulator/injectors at 38th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Dynamic MRI helps diagnose pelvic organ prolapse in women

Dynamic MRI helps diagnose pelvic organ prolapse in women

Robotic surgery for vaginal prolapse reduces patient hospital stay and recovery time

Robotic surgery for vaginal prolapse reduces patient hospital stay and recovery time

Uterus sparing surgery is a safe and effective for women with pelvic organ prolapse

Uterus sparing surgery is a safe and effective for women with pelvic organ prolapse

Discovery of genetic link for pelvic floor disorders

Discovery of genetic link for pelvic floor disorders

24 percent of U.S. women affected by pelvic floor disorders

24 percent of U.S. women affected by pelvic floor disorders

1 in 3 women has pelvic floor disorder

1 in 3 women has pelvic floor disorder

Large study to look at injuries that afflict millions of women as a result of childbirth

Large study to look at injuries that afflict millions of women as a result of childbirth

Damage to muscle during vaginal deliveries connected with pelvic organ prolapse

Damage to muscle during vaginal deliveries connected with pelvic organ prolapse

Burch colposuspension can prevent urinary incontinence after prolapse surgery

Burch colposuspension can prevent urinary incontinence after prolapse surgery

Episiotomy usually provides no benefits

Episiotomy usually provides no benefits

Yentreve available in Europe for treatment of stress urinary incontinence

Yentreve available in Europe for treatment of stress urinary incontinence

Evidence of pelvic floor nerve injury after routine vaginal birth

Evidence of pelvic floor nerve injury after routine vaginal birth

Decreased collagen may make women more susceptible to pelvic organ prolapse

Decreased collagen may make women more susceptible to pelvic organ prolapse