• Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Genomic Testing
  • Next-Generation Imaging
  • UTUC
  • OAB and Incontinence
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Men's Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Female Urology
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Benign Conditions
  • Prostate Cancer

Sling for stress incontinence in women receives FDA nod

Article

A new, less-invasive treatment for female stress urinary incontinence has garnered clearance from the FDA.

A new, less-invasive treatment for female stress urinary incontinence has garnered clearance from the FDA.

The MiniArc single incision sling system from American Medical Systems Holdings, Inc., Minnetonka, MN, uses a slim needle profile that allows placement of the mesh sling with minimal insertion force and reduced bleeding. Fixation tips secure the sling without need for incisions in the abdomen or groin. Although the system is designed for operating room use, its design may be compatible for application in an office setting.

The company has begun enrolling patients in a clinical evaluation to assess the sling’s safety, efficacy, and physician needs. This evaluation will enable physicians to gauge the effectiveness and user-friendliness of the system prior to widespread distribution.

Related Videos
doctor showing a patient some information on a digital tablet | Image Credit: © bongkarn - stock.adobe.com
A panel of 4 experts on prostate cancer
A panel of experts on prostate cancer
A panel of 4 experts on prostate cancer
Blurred interior of hospital | Image Credit: © jakkapan - stock.adobe.com
A panel of 4 experts on prostate cancer
A panel of 5 experts on bladder cancer
A panel of 5 experts on bladder cancer
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.