What is Pelvic Reconstruction?
Pelvic Reconstruction is a surgical procedure performed by gynecologists or uro-gynecologies to repair pelvic organ prolapse and vaginal vault prolapse, among types of prolapse, and to correct the problem(s) and relieve the symptoms.
Typically, Pelvic Reconstruction is performed vaginally and uses an implant to reinforce the strength of the weakened pelvic tissues.
What is a Prolapsed Uterus?
A Prolapsed Uterus refers to a collapsed uterus, or descended uterus, or other change in the position of the uterus in relation to the surrounding structures within the pelvis. The pelvis contains many soft tissue structures vital to normal body functions, supported primarily by the diaphragms, layers of muscles, fibrous coverings called fasciae, and various ligaments and tendons. These soft tissues of the pelvis derive their ultimate support from the bony pelvis.
A Prolapsed Uterus may be one of three types, depending on the severity:
• First-degree prolapse occurs when the uterus sags downward into the upper
• Second-degree prolapse occurs when the cervix is at or near the outside of the
• Third-degree prolapse (sometimes referred to as total prolapse) occurs when the entire uterus extends outside the vagina.