Biomechanical properties of raw meshes used in pelvic floor reconstruction

Krause, H., Bennett, M., Forwood, M. and Goh, J. (2008) Biomechanical properties of raw meshes used in pelvic floor reconstruction. International Urogynecology Journal, 19 12: 1677-1681. doi:10.1007/s00192-008-0711-y

Author Krause, H.
Bennett, M.
Forwood, M.
Goh, J.
Title Biomechanical properties of raw meshes used in pelvic floor reconstruction
Journal name International Urogynecology Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0937-3462
Publication date 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00192-008-0711-y
Volume 19
Issue 12
Start page 1677
End page 1681
Total pages 5
Editor Mickey M Karram
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Springer U K
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
060807 Animal Structure and Function
110314 Orthopaedics
920401 Behaviour and Health
Abstract Female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are common conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the biomechanical properties of raw meshes commonly used in pelvic floor surgery, particularly the effects of cyclical loading on these meshes. The material properties of nine different types of surgical meshes were examined using uniaxial tensile tests. The strength and extensibility of the mesh designs differed considerably. Most mesh types exhibited curvilinear loading curves. Cyclical loading of mesh samples produced significant permanent deformation in all mesh designs. This non-recoverable extension ranged from about 8.5% to 19% strain. Hysteresis also varied considerably between materials from 30% to 85%. All mesh groups tested for their biomechanical properties displayed differences in results for failure load, stiffness, non-recoverable extension and hysteresis.
Keyword Biomechanics
Surgical mesh
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Biomedical Sciences Publications
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