n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Use of prosthetic material in gynaecological surgery : review article

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... REVIEW Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum - August 2005 19 Use of prosthetic material in gynaecological surgery Introduction Urinary incontinence and uterovaginal prolapse are common problems with increasing prevalence rates worldwide. Ten to 20% of women experience urinary incontinence with this figure rising to 35% in those over the age of 65.1 Stress incontinence is the commonest cause of urinary incontinence and it is well known that the first operative procedure to rectify this problem has the best chance of a successful outcome. It is therefore imperative that the first attempt at surgery is successful and is associated with the ..

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