Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Information

The use of implantable mesh is often the preferred option to treat certain female pelvic conditions.

Implantable mesh is considered by many to be the gold standard for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI), and it is an important treatment option for some women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP). While alternative treatment options with varying degrees of efficacy exist for these conditions, surgical treatment with mesh remains an important option for physicians and patients.

Ethicon pelvic mesh products were developed in consultation with leading urogynecologists/urologists from around the world. Our products are comprised of materials that have been used in surgery for decades by the medical community, and they have been studied extensively, both before and after they were marketed.

The permanent mesh materials in Ethicon pelvic mesh products have been safely used for decades.

Ethicon acted appropriately and responsibly in the research and development of our pelvic mesh products.

Ethicon devices are among the most studied products for these conditions.

Ethicon acted appropriately and responsibly in the marketing of our pelvic mesh products.

The risks associated with permanent mesh implants were properly identified in IFUs and professional education materials.

In June 2012, Ethicon made a business decision to discontinue commercialization of some pelvic mesh products.