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Institute First in the US to perform AJUST

February 16, 2010

What is Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)? SUI, the most common form of urinary incontinence, is the body’s inability to prevent accidental leakage of urine when pressure (stress) is exerted onto the bladder—usually during coughing, sneezing, laughing, or strenuous lifting—and the urethra (the tube leading from the bladder to the outside) fails to maintain a water tight seal. This failure of urethral “closure” is most often a result of poor support of the urethra because of weakened pelvic muscle and connective tissue caused by child bearing and aging..    The Ajust™ Single-Incision Sling allows the doctor to restore support to the urethra by placing  a sling through only a single small vaginal incision. The implant is made from a synthetic mesh material that is uniquely knitted to provide exceptional strength and durability, recreating the support required for proper urethral closure function during stress activities .For other single-incision slings, adjustment of the sling for proper “setting” (not too loose or tight) means further insertion which is less safe for the patient. The unique anchor system of the Ajust procedure holds the implant in place utilizing  the same pelvic muscle and strong membranes proven to be durable in three incision “pull-through” trans-obturator slings without the surgical injury to the thigh muscles or skin.   Dr. Lucente performed the first Ajust surgery in US on December 18th at St. Luke’s Hospital in Allentown, PA.  The Institute has a long history of firsts, as Dr. Lucente is a worldwide leader in new technology and related procedures for female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.. 

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