4 Apr 2018

Is there still a case for surgical mesh?

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 4 April 2018

A landmark inquiry into the use of surgical mesh implants has called for a major overhaul and stricter regulation in Australia - with calls for New Zealand to follow suit. So why are doctors here urging caution? Senior New Zealand members of the UroGynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) say they fully accept many recommendations from the Australian Senate report, but there is still a case for using mesh when treating some cases of urinary incontinence. Kathryn Ryan talks to Middlemore Hospital Urogynaecologist Dr Lynsey Hayward and the Greens' Senator Rachel Siewert who chaired the Australian Senate committee investigating the risks associated with transvaginal mesh. For more information on a range of topics from mid urethral slings to performing pelvic floor exercises : https://www.yourpelvicfloor.org

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