Escala Medical Featured in Israel 21c

First-ever incision-free fix for pelvic organ prolapse

One in three women worldwide suffers from prolapsed pelvic organs. Israeli startup Escala Medical is developing a minimally invasive solution.

By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c (25 September 2016)

One of every three women across the world – including half of all women who have given birth — will suffer from pelvic organ prolapse sometime in her life.
The condition stems from the weakening of ligaments and muscles that hold the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum in place, causing them to herniate. The woman feels pressure and pain and may experience incontinence. While not life-threatening, prolapse affects her physical, emotional and sexual quality of life.
The Israeli startup Escala Medical will soon offer an alternative first-line solution for milder cases of prolapse and can help achieve a better outcome in more severe conditions – especially for women who aren’t good surgical candidates or don’t want surgery.

Escala’s minimally invasive nonsurgical procedure takes about 20 minutes to perform under local anesthesia in an outpatient clinic or doctor’s office. The surgeon uses a vaginal applicator to place an anchor in a controlled and accurate manner within the ligaments, leaving two degradable sutures in the vagina. Button-like securing elements are threaded along these sutures and fixed in place along each side of the vaginal wall.

See the animation about Escala Medical’s non-surgical approach for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.

Read the full article on Israel21c.

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