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Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Buzug, Thorsten M. / Haueisen, Jens / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Kraft, Marc / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Malberg, Hagen / Penzel, Thomas / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Urban, Gerald A.

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Computational comparison of different textile implants to correct apical prolapse in females

Aroj Bhattarai / Manfred Staat
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  • Biomechanics Laboratory, Institute of Bioengineering, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Jülich, Germany
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Published Online: 2018-09-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2018-0159


Prosthetic textile implants of different shapes, sizes and polymers are used to correct the apical prolapse after hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). The selection of the implant before or during minimally invasive surgery depends on the patient’s anatomical defect, intended function after reconstruction and most importantly the surgeon’s preference. Weakness or damage of the supporting tissues during childbirth, menopause or previous pelvic surgeries may put females in higher risk of prolapse. Numerical simulations of reconstructed pelvic floor with weakened tissues and organ supported by textile product models: DynaMesh®-PRS soft, DynaMesh®-PRP soft and DynaMesh®-CESA from FEG Textiletechnik mbH, Germany are compared.

Keywords: Apical prolapse; hysterectomy; textile implants; minimal invasive surgery; female pelvic floor model

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Published Online: 2018-09-22

Published in Print: 2018-09-01

Citation Information: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 661–664, ISSN (Online) 2364-5504, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2018-0159.

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