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Question (02/25/2011):

When I will need to replace the hammock - original doctor told me approximately 5 years.


The Tension 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 normal position.

The latest 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).

The conclusion 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.

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