Free Vaginal Sling procedure uses a mesh or tape that is placed under
a woman's urethra like a sling or hammock to keep the urethra in its
advance in the tension-free vaginal slings is the MiniArc and the
Monarc Transobturator Sling (also called Monarc Subfascial Hammock
(TM) or ObTape(TM) trans-obturator tape or TOT).
of a 2009 study of Nilsson CG, Palva K, Rezapour M and Falconer C.,
from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University
Central Hospital, Finland , about eleven years of prospective follow-up
of the tension-free vaginal tape procedure for treatment of stress
urinary incontinence was that no late-onset adverse effects of the
operation were found, and no case of tape erosion was seen. The TVT
procedure is safe and effective for more than 10 years.