Low mass density surgical implant and methods of use

  • US 8,603,120 B2
  • Filed: 06/21/2013
  • Issued: 12/10/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/30/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical implant adapted to treat a prolapse in a patient, the surgical implant comprising:

  • a knitted mesh having a mass density of less than 25 g/m2, wherein the knitted mesh comprises;

    at least one biocompatible monofilament formed from polypropylene and having a diameter of from about 0.02 mm to 0.15 mm; and

    openings formed by the at least one monofilament to allow blood to pass through the knitted mesh or to allow fibroblast throughgrowth,wherein the openings include at least one of pores having a diameter of from about 50 μ

    m to 200 μ

    m and major spaces having a width of from about 1 mm to 10 mm,wherein the implant is non-absorbable and is configured to be implanted in a region of the prolapse, wherein the prolapse is selected from the group consisting of urethrocoele prolapse, cystocoele prolapse, vault prolapse, uterine prolapse, enterocoele prolapse, and rectocoele prolapse, andwherein the knitted mesh is configured to be secured in place to treat the prolapse.

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