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Study Says FDA Waited Too Long To Ban Pelvic Mesh For POP Repairs

Almost 20% of POP repair mesh patients with follow-ups face complications

Executive Summary

Roughly 18.5% of patients who received reinterventions to fix mesh implants for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair experienced complications they will likely endure for the rest of their lives, and they also face a 2.5% higher rate of further surgeries than non-mesh patients, says a recent 54,194-woman study detailed in Obstetrics & Gynecology. The study authors lay out a case that the US FDA should have forced removal of mesh from the market sooner.

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