What is Pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse is a progressive condition that gets worse over time. A prolapse will not go away untreated and may require surgery for symptom relief. Read more about pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition in women, particularly those post-menopause. Although it is more frequently seen in women who have had children and/or hysterectomies, it can occur at almost any age, and in women who have not given birth or had gynaecological surgery. 

The term prolapse means “slipping from the normal position”. When discussing a woman’s pelvic organs, it usually refers to the sagging or dropping of the bladder, the rectum, uterus, or a combination of these organs into the vaginal vault. A prolapse can occur gradually over many years or it can happen quickly and suddenly. 


Treatment options

Fortunately, there are a number of surgical and non-surgical options available to treat prolapse. The choice of treatment depends on several factors, including the type of prolapse, the severity of the symptoms, age, and of course personal preference. 

Before you decide on a treatment option, all the risks, benefits, and success rates of the treatment should be considered and discussed with the patient. Pelvic reconstruction surgery can be performed through the vagina or abdominally. The vaginal defect is repaired, usually using a piece of synthetic or biologic material.

Coloplast offers a variety of synthetic and biologic products for surgical options. 



Ultra-lightweight synthetic mesh

Ultra-lightweight synthetic mesh

Coloplast’s prolapse repair systems consist of both pre-cut and customisable polypropylene mesh-options for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Learn more about our mesh

Coloplast offers a number of products for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Our repair systems consist of pre-cut and customizable polypropylene mesh materials, as well as the introducer and retrieval devices necessary for the surgical repair of anterior or posterior pelvic organ prolapse.


What is Restorelle®?

Over 10 years ago, urogynaecologist Dr James Browning set out to develop a mesh specifically designed for the female anatomy. He believed that the standard material of the time; a stiff mesh commonly used in abdominal hernia surgery, was not ideal for a woman’s unique anatomy and tissue healing requirements. So he created a low impact medical device for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, called Restorelle® Smartmesh®.

Restorelle is a physiologically compatible, ultra-lightweight mesh that encourages collagen growth for optimal results. 


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