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US8157822: Surgical implant and methods of use


Filing Information

Inventor(s) James Browning ·
Assignee(s) Coloplast A/S ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Faegre Baker Daniels LLP ·
Primary Examiner Julian Woo ·
Application Number US13231746
Filing date 09/13/2011
Issue date 04/17/2012
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 04/02/2022
U.S. Classifications 606/151  · 623/237.2  ·
International Classifications A61B1708  · A61F202  ·
Kind CodeB2
This application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/551,676, that has issued as U.S. Pat. No. 8,100,924 and was filed on Sep. 1, 2009, which is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/473,825 that has issued as U.S. Pat. No. 7,594,921 and was filed on Sep. 30, 2003 in the U.S. and completed the requirements under 35 U.S.C. §371 on Apr. 26, 2004, which is the U.S. national phase of International Patent Application No. PCT/GB02/01234, filed Apr. 2, 2002, which claims priority to and the benefit of Great Britain patent Application No. 0108088.6, filed Mar. 30, 2001, the contents of each application being incorporated by reference herein.
Foreign Priority GB0108088.6 - 03/30/2001 ·
20 Claims, 11 Drawings


A method of treating a vaginal prolapse is provided. The method includes accessing a vaginal prolapse, inserting an implant comprising a knitted mesh into a patient, and securing the knitted mesh in place such that the implant supports the pelvic floor of the patient. The knitted mesh has a mass density of less than 20 g/m2.

Independent Claims | See all claims (20)

  1. 1. A method of treating a vaginal prolapse in a patient, the method comprising: accessing the vaginal prolapse, wherein the vaginal prolapse is selected from the group consisting of urethrocoele prolapse, cystocoele prolapse, vault prolapse, uterine prolapse, enterocoele prolapse, and rectocoele prolapse; inserting an implant into the patient, the implant comprising a knitted mesh having a mass density of less than 20 g/m2; and securing the knitted mesh in place such that the implant supports the pelvic floor of the patient.

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