Zeliha Guler (Amsterdam UMC): Novel wound-healing implant

Zeliha Guler (Amsterdam UMC): Development of a novel wound-healing implant with localized estradiol delivery

One out of four women is under risk for prolapse, and it increases up to 60% by age or giving birth. For the correction of prolapse permanent implants are being used, but they may cause clinical complications in the long term. A newly developed degradable implant can eliminate clinical complications, in combination with the electrospinning technique, provides the natural structures for the cells and tissues to interact with. By addition of estradiol into implants, the healing and regeneration of the pelvic tissues is further improved. The technology may lead to a groundbreaking solution for prolapse treatment and could benefit a large patient population and clinicians.

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