SERATEX® SlimSling®

 

Working together with medical experts, our textile engineers have succeeded in producing SERATEX® SlimSling®, a unique combination of suture material and textile implant. The aim of this novel implant was to mimic the properties of the body’s natural tissues as closely as possible and thereby create new possibilities for surgeons. SERATEX® SlimSling® is visible on MRI scans, and is available as a partially absorbable or non-absorbable implant. The large pores allow fibro-blasts to grow through the implant. When stretched, it gives in a controlled manner and afterwards returns to its original shape. The implant holds its shape even under lateral pressure.

 

 

Special features

  • Adapted to the body
  • Innovative development of suture material and textile implant
  • Resilient to tension and pressure
  • Elastic and stable
  • Causes minimal trauma

Technical data

Material A
Polypropylene
dyed / monofilament / non-absorbable
Material B
Polydioxanone
dyed / monofilament / absorbable
Absorption profile
A: non-absorbable
B: absorbable within 180-210 days

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Indications

SERATEX® SlimSling® is used for prolapse and in cases of urge incontinence, when the functio-nality of the ligaments is no longer sufficiently guaranteed. In a cervicosacropexy, for example, the cervix is attached to the sacral bone, mimicking the function of the uterosacral ligament. Tightening up the anterior wall of the vagina provides support for the bladder and brings it back into the correct anatomical position. Another option for using the SERATEX® SlimSling® is transvaginal colpo-suspension.

Further possibilities for use:

  • Urge incontinence due to prolapse
  • To eliminate the causes of central prolapse by sacrocolpopexy, sacrohysteropexy or pectopexy
  • Transvaginal colposuspension (TVC)
oabove: Cut edge of standard mesh – the implant no longer holds its shape
below: SERATEX® SlimSling® – no cutting is necessary; the implant holds its shape
Unique combination of tape implant and atraumatic needle
The tape implant holds its shape yet remains flexible
Improved wider area of support
Resilient to tension and pressure

Mimics the body’s natural structures

SERATEX® SlimSling® mimics the natural ligaments and therefore adapts perfectly to the body’s anatomical structures.

One advantage of this novel combination is that the textile implant is already fixed to an atraumatic HRX needle made of 300 stainless steel. Its slim fit allows minimally invasive procedures with minimal tissue trauma.

A further feature of SERATEX® SlimSling® is its resilience to tension and pressure, so that it holds its shape even under stress while still remaining flexible.

Advantages of SERATEX® SlimSling®

  • Thanks to the stability of SERATEX® SlimSling® in combination with the SERAPRO® RTD reusa-ble tunnelling device, the tape can be tunnelled beneath the peritoneum. This procedure obviates the need for a large opening in the peritoneum and its subsequent closure.
  • The unique combination of needle and textile implant allows completely new surgical techniques.
  • SERATEX® SlimSling® is visible on MRI scans.
  • The material used for SERATEX® SlimSling® is produced in this width and does not have to be cut. It can be tied and behaves in a similar way to suture material.
  • It does not, however, cut through the tissues like a suture thread, but offers an area of support.
  • The slim SERATEX® SlimSling® tape implant introduces minimal foreign material.

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