Obturator neuralgia is a painful type of nerve injury that causes long-term pelvic pain. It has been linked to mesh implants, transobturator slings, and bladder slings.
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What is Obturator Neuralgia?
Obturator neuralgia (also called “obturator neuropathy” or “obturator nerve entrapment”) is a type of nerve injury that causes pain in the vaginal area, pelvis, groin, or inner thigh. The pain and weakness may worsen with exercise and radiate down the thigh toward the knee.
What Causes Obturator Neuralgia?
Many things can cause obturator neuralgia, including pelvic fractures, traumatic injuries, surgical errors, childbirth, or even jumping over hurdles. Lawsuits allege that obturator neuralgia can also be caused by defective mesh implants in the pelvis.
Vaginal Mesh and Obturator Neuralgia
Mesh implants — including transvaginal mesh and trans-obturator slings (or “TOT slings”) — can damage the obturator nerve due to their defective design. In recent years, thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women who suffer from nerve pain and other devastating complications.
What is the Problem?
These lawsuits allege that obturator nerve damage is caused by mesh implants. Here are some examples of how this can occur:
- Doctor accidentally damages the obturator nerve during surgery to implant the mesh
- Mesh erodes nearby tissue and scrapes up against the obturator nerve
- Mesh causes chronic inflammation or the overgrowth of scar-tissue, which leads to “obturator nerve entrapment”
Transobturator Slings (TOT Slings & Tape)
Older types of Transobturator slings (also called TOT slings, TOT tape, or “bladder slings”) required the surgeon to blindly pass a needle through the patient’s retropubic space to implant a thin piece of mesh as a treatment for incontinence.
Unfortunately, mistakes were all too common, and many patients were left with permanent nerve pain when the obturator nerve was damaged during the procedure.
Symptoms of Obturator Neuralgia
One or more of the following symptoms can be an sign of a nerve injury:
- Groin pain
- Hip pain
- Pain with sitting
- Tailbone pain
- Anorectal pain
- Burning/stabbing pain
- Labia majora pain/burning
- Clitoral pain or numbness
- Severe pain that makes vaginal penetration impossible
- Inability to wear tight pants
- Painful bladder/Painful bladder filling
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