American Medical Systems, a provider of devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, has presented the results of a six-month prospective multi-center study of the Elevate Anterior and Apical Prolapse Repair System.

Elevate is a minimally invasive, comprehensive solution to treat anterior and apical defects and the total trans-vaginal approach is designed to minimize tissue trauma and to treat female incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse.

Elevate offers safe, simple and precise apical mesh placement in the sacrospinous ligament through a single vaginal incision.

The pelvic organ prolapse quantification exam (POP-Q), used to quantify, describe and stage pelvic support, was implemented in the study and concluded efficacy rates of Stage One or less to be 86.3% for Anterior and 98.8% for Apical.

Principal investigator of the study Edward Stanford said the Elevate Anterior and Apical system, which has completed with a single vaginal incision and no external needle passes, has shown at six months to be effective at treating both anterior and apical prolapsed patients.