New sling provides visual feedback for tension

August 9, 2013

A recently launched single-incision sling is designed with a visual feedback system that gives physicians the ability to objectively measure sling tension in a repeatable way to help find the most accurate placement for their patient.

A recently launched single-incision sling is designed with a visual feedback system that gives physicians the ability to objectively measure sling tension in a repeatable way to help find the most accurate placement for their patient.

The MiniArc Pro single-incision sling system, for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence, is the third generation of the MiniArc family from American Medical Systems, Minneapolis.

"Continence slings I used previously did not provide an objective indicator of sling tension, which is different based on each patient," said Nathan Guerette, MD, of the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond. "With the advancements in the MiniArc Pro system, I'm now able to objectively measure and record the sling tension for each patient."

The MiniArc Pro sling system was designed based on the MiniArc and MiniArc Precise sling systems, which have shown to have a success rate of 85% to 94% at 12 months across multiple studies, including a prospective, multicenter study, according to American Medical Systems.

To evaluate the performance of MiniArc sling systems and other women's health products, the company is conducting CAPTURE, a prospective, multicenter, observational long-term registry of female patients who are implanted with at least one AMS market-approved pelvic health product.

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