Use of biologic grafts in pelvic organ prolapse surgery

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a very prevalent condition, affecting up to half of all women over 50 years old. 1 Results from the Women’s Health Initiative suggest that up to 33% of parous women have a clinically significant cystocele; 18% have rectoceles; and 14% have either uterine or post-hysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse. 2 Although many patients with POP are asymptomatic and may not require treatment, a recent study by Wu et al. demonstrated that the lifetime risk of surgery for POP among women in the United States is 12.6%. 3

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