Postoperative pain and perceptions of recuperation after suture- and mesh-based apical sacrospinous ligament suspension

Carolyn Botros, Juraj Letko, Adam Gafni-Kane, Sylvia Botros, Svjetlana Lozo, Peter Sand

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Abstract

Objective: To compare the incidence of postoperative pain after suture- or mesh-based sacrospinous ligament suspension (SSLS). Methods: In a retrospective study, data were reviewed from patients who underwent suture- or mesh-based SSLS at a center in Skokie, IL, USA, between 2006 and 2011. The primary outcome was self-reported postoperative pain scores (range 0–10) on the day of surgery (day 0) and 1 day later (day 1). Results: Overall, 90 women were included in the study: 66 underwent mesh-based SSLS and 24 underwent suture-based SSLS. Day-0 mean pain score was 4.65 ± 1.57 in the mesh group and 5.24 ± 1.44 in the suture group (adjusted P=0.159). Day-1 mean pain score was 4.06 ± 1.78 in the mesh group and 4.31 ± 1.21 in the suture group (adjusted P=0.596). Conclusion: Postoperative pain did not differ between patients undergoing suture-based and those undergoing mesh-based SSLS. These observations should be considered in preoperative counseling of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume139
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Postoperative pain
  • Sacrospinous ligament suspension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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