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
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
Features and Benefits
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.