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Overview

MiniArc Single-Incision Sling

The MiniArc Single-Incision Sling system is a procedure for female stress urinary incontinence that uses a single-incision approach designed to reduce invasiveness and enhance patient recovery.

MiniArc™ Single-Incision Sling - The simple solution for female stress urinary incontinence.

MiniArc is inspired by the market-leading Monarc Subfascial Hammock, following its familiar transobturator trajectory for placement and featuring the same proven mesh used in over 750,000 procedures. MiniArc uses a slim 2.3mm needle and requires only a single 1.5cm vaginal incision.

Features and Benefits

The Needle

The MiniArc uses just one slim 2.3 mm needle that minimizes tissue disruption and potential for blood loss. A simple mesh-to-needle connection with optional redocking feature offers the opportunity for further intra-operative tensioning during placement.

Simple mesh-to-needle connection with optional redocking feature.

The Mesh

MiniArc features the same proven mesh that has been used in over 750,000 procedures. AMS mesh facilitates healing and promotes tissue integration. Its unique elastic properties are designed to not potentiate erosion. A midline mark on the mesh helps ensure proper placement under the urethra.

The Incision

MiniArc requires only a single, 1.5 cm vaginal incision designed to minimize dissection and may reduce the risk of bladder, bowel and major vessel perforation. A minimally invasive procedure, it can be performed with local, spinal or general anesthesia.

Self-fixating Tips

Permanent, integrated self-fixating tips provide significant holding force to prevent migration during initial tissue fixation and ingrowth. Bench testing reveals that 5.5 lbs. of pull-out force is required to remove the mesh compared to a typical pelvic floor event at approximately 1.3 lb. of force.

Small, integrated self-fixating tips

MiniArc provides many benefits:

  • Easy to use and implant
    • Placed with a single 1.5 vaginal incision
    • Uses one slim needle
    • Smooth and easy engagement and disengagement of mesh to needle
    • Mesh features midline mark for accurate placement under the urethra
    • Optional redocking feature promotes proper intra-operative tightening
    • Self-fixating tips along with AMS proven mesh provide strong holding force
    • Permanent tips reduce potential for mesh movement during tissue integration
    • Single-incision approach minimizes dissection and may reduce the risk of bladder, bowel and major vessel perforations
  • Minimally invasive for enhanced patient recovery
    • Can be performed with local anesthesia
    • Single incision offers potential for less post-operative pain
    • Most patients can resume normal activities within 1-2 weeks of the procedure

See Safety Information for the risks, contraindications, warnings, and precautions for MiniArc Single-Incision Sling.

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