FAQ

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)?

Natural childbirth causes a trauma to the pelvic organs and is the most common risk factor for prolapse. Statistics show that as many as 50% of women who gave birth one or more times have some degree of genital prolapse, and between 10% to 20% experience symptoms that may require surgery. About 7 million women are candidates for surgical POP repair in the US and Europe alone, and each year over 700,000 women undergo surgical repair to cure their condition.

 How is POP treated?

In the last two decades, synthetic mesh implants were introduced for the trans-vaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse. While the viability of a mesh support was proven successful, there were significant drawbacks to the different techniques to place the implant in the optimal location and restore physiologic anatomical relationships and function. The need to anchor the mesh implant increased complications, such as mesh erosion and contraction and deemed these techniques too risky. Many mesh products were subsequently removed from the market.

 
How is the Lyra technique different?

The difference between the Lyra technique and existing techniques lies in two areas: the shape of the self-retaining device and the proprietary self-retaining support (SRS) technology that allows for anchor-less implantation. These two aspects help the Lyra technique to reduce adverse effects of mesh erosion and contraction, among others, and reduce the risk of recurrence.

 Unlike other POP repair solutions, Lyra's technology mimics the natural anatomy and restores pelvic organs to their functional and physiological location.

 

Is the Lyra technique suitable for me?

You may be a suitable candidate for the Lyra technique to treat pelvic organ prolapse. Your doctor can help you assess whether it is right for you. For more information about the clinical trial currently underway, please contact us at info@lyramed.com.