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Herein we describe our experience with a bone-anchored sling using a suture anchor and polypropylene mesh for the treatment of post-radical prostatectomy urinary incontinence. Eight patients with urinary incontinence as a result of intrinsic sphincter deficiency after radical prostatectomy were included in the analysis. The procedure involved piercing the pubic bone with a bone drill, inserting the suture anchor and fixing a soft or rigid polypropylene mesh to press firmly on the bulbar urethra. Urinary incontinence was significantly improved according to changes in the daily number of pads used at 1, 3 and 6 months postoperatively in comparison with preoperatively. However, no meaningful improvement at 6 months postoperatively was seen with the soft mesh. Complications included perineal pain in four cases, but pain control was achieved using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The bone-anchored sling with a suture anchor and polypropylene mesh appears to be safe and effective for the treatment of post-radical prostatectomy urinary incontinence. Soft mesh appears inappropriate as material for the bone-anchored sling because of the progressive likelihood of worsened urinary incontinence. © 2012 The Japanese Urological Association.


Yasutomo Suzuki, Yuka Saito, Satoko Ogushi, Go Kimura, Yukihiro Kondo. Bone-anchored sling using the Mini Quick Anchor Plus and polypropylene mesh to treat post-radical prostatectomy incontinence: early experience. International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association. 2012 Oct;19(10):957-60

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