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About Elevate

Elevate, Anterior and Apical, is a minimally invasive, comprehensive solution that provides Level I and Level II support to treat anterior and apical defects. Elevate utilizes self-fixating tips that allow for safe, simple and precise mesh placement in the sacrospinous ligament and the obturator internus muscle through a single vaginal incision.

Elevate® Apical & Posterior Prolapse Repair System. Total transvaginal approach with no external incisions, eliminating the potential for associated buttock pain.

Total transvaginal approach with a single-incision to treat cystoceles and vault prolapse. Slim needle and low profile self-fixating tips are designed to minimize tissue trauma and provide potential for enhanced patient recovery.

Elevate® Apical & Posterior Prolapse Repair System. Total transvaginal approach with no external incisions, eliminating the potential for associated buttock pain.

Delivery system is designed to provide a safe and simple placement in proven anatomical landmarks with minimal blind needle passes and proven implant pathways. System allows for easy mesh adjustability and incorporates proven fixation technology.

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Elevate Anterior Features and Benefits

Elevate with IntePro® Lite™

Elevate uses trusted AMS IntePro® Lite™ mesh, the same proven polypropylene mesh used in Elevate® Apical and Posterior, Apogee® and Perigee® prolapse repair systems.

The mesh antomically conforms and is designed to improve vaginal mobility.

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Elevate Anterior Results

Elevate Anterior & Apical 12 Mo Follow-Up

Standford EJ, et al; as presented at ICS 2011

Design: Prospective, multi-center study, 142 patients (125 at 12 mo)

Standford EJ, et al

Complications: 5.6% UTIs and mesh extrusion (each), 4.2% dyspareunia, 3.5% buttock pain, de novo SUI and urinary retention (each), 2.1% hematoma and granuloma formation (each), All other AE's at <2%

Conclusion: Twelve month data shows that Elevate Anterior & Apical is effective with few complications, low mesh extrusion rates and high patient satisfaction.

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Elevate Anterior Procedure

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Training Opportunities

Training opportunities are now available. Please contact your AMS sales representative or AMS Physician Training Department at (800) 328-3881 for more information.

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Patient Information

AMS offers patient counseling brochures for physicians who perform prolapse procedures using synthetic mesh.

Contact your AMS Sales Representative for ordering information

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Risks and Precautions

Summary of Warnings, Precautions and Contraindications
for the Elevate Anterior and Apical Prolapse Repair System

As with any surgical procedure, inherent risks are present. Some of the most severe risks associated with the Elevate procedure include perforation of the urethra, bladder and bowel, erosion of the mesh through neighboring tissue, and infection. If infection or erosion occur, the entire mesh may have to be removed or revised. Prolapse repair may unmask pre-existing incontinence.

For a complete list of indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions, refer to the product Instructions for Use or contact your AMS representative. This document is written for professional medical audiences. Contact AMS for lay publications. AMS periodically updates product literature. If you have questions regarding the currency of this information, please contact AMS.

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AMS Healthcare Affairs (HCA) is continuously working with public and private healthcare companies, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), industry advocates, and others to ensure appropriate reimbursement for our products.

Call HCA at (888) 865-3373 to speak with a dedicated reimbursement analyst.

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