Adjustability – the added extra
There is a delicate balance between incontinence, continence and obstruction, and calculating the required degree of tension presents a challenge to even the most experienced surgeon. The A.M.I. TOA (Trans Obturator Adjustable) and TVA (Trans Vaginal Adjustable) Slings are equipped with two groups of integrated sutures, which are left outside the skin following surgery and enable optimal fine-tuning of tension up to five days post-operatively, with active participation from the patient. One group of sutures can be pulled down to reduce tension if there are signs of urinary retention, while the other can be pulled up to increase tension if incontinence persists. Once the appropriate adjustments have been made, the sutures are removed. The option of post-operative adjustment has been proven particularly effective for high-risk groups (e.g. combined SUI and voiding dysfunction), severe SUI or patients in whom previous suburethal sling implantation has failed.