GYNECARE TVT™ Retropubic System is a retropubic mid-urethral sling used for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence. The needle curvature and tip radius is designed to maintain contact with the posterior aspect of the pubic bone during passage. The system had an 91% objective cure rate and a 87% subjective cure rate reported from a 17 year study.1-5 Also, the system had significantly lower rates of urinary obstruction/retention6 and has been evaluated in over 100R CTs.7
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- Published Sling Data Analysis Mar 2013