C.R. Bard is an American medical device company that manufactures many brands of pelvic mesh (also known as “transvaginal mesh”). The most popular Bard pelvic mesh is the Avaulta line, including Avaulta Plus, Solo, or Biosynthetic. Unfortunately, these and other transvaginal mesh devices can have serious complications, including device erosion into the vagina, organ perforation, nerve damage, and more.
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C.R. Bard is a New Jersey-based medical device company which manufactures the following brands of pelvic mesh:
- Avaulta Plus™ BioSynthetic Support System
- Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support System
- Faslata® Allograft
- Pelvicol® Tissue
- PelviSoft® Biomesh
- Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh
These sling-like devices are used to help support weakened pelvic muscles. The hammock-like mesh is implanted through small incisions in the vagina. It is designed to be slowly absorbed by the body, which then reinforces the muscles in the pelvis. This can repair two conditions, Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).
Bard Vaginal Mesh and the FDA
The FDA has received thousands of reports of adverse events linked to vaginal mesh devices. The FDA published its first safety announcement in 2008, after experts reviewed more than 1,000 reports of serious side effects. The most common side effects were organ perforation and device erosion into the vagina, two conditions which require additional surgery to fix.
Despite this warning, the FDA continued to receive thousands of reports of adverse events. In 2011, the agency published a second warning that adverse events were “not rare” and women should carefully weigh the risk-benefit before choosing this type of surgery.
In January 2012, the FDA ordered 31 manufacturers of various transvaginal mesh products to conduct a three-year safety study. The FDA is trying to get a better picture of the safety and effectiveness of transvaginal mesh.
Pelvic Mesh Side Effects
- Device erosion into the vaginal wall
- Organ perforation, usually during insertion, affecting the bladder, intestine, blood vessels, bowel
- Pain, which may be chronic, or only occur during sexual intercourse
- Scarring, disfigurement of the vagina
- Nerve damage
- Return of POP or SUI
- Emotional trauma
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