In a press release, Mediplus says it has developed a “non-surgical alternative” for PoP treatment that avoids “the clinical risks associated with surgical mesh.”
Although they are still legal to use in the United States, surgical meshes were recalled in both Scotland and the UK, because they often cause serious side effects and are not very effective at treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse and other conditions. As opposed to a surgical intervention, Mediplus offers a range of silicone pessaries that lift internal organs to relieve incontinence and other symptoms. Support pessaries, many of which resemble small buttons or pacifiers, are usually ideal for first-time PoP victims.
An estimated 32,000 UK women use pessaries each year.