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Related to Sacrospinous ligament: Greater sciatic foramen
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Conclusions: Sacrospinous ligament excision relieved pain caused by endometriosis, so it may be applicable to the endometriosis patients with sacrospinous ligament infiltration or severe pain.
The use of a suturing device (Capio[R]) for the fixation of the sacrospinous ligament has been recently described.
The mesh arms are then inserted 2 cm medial to the ischial spine on the sacrospinous ligament, which allows the mesh to be inserted through the ligament by direct fixation.
Sacrospinous ligament fixation is a definite treatment for vault prolapsed.
Using the ischial spine as a prominent landmark, the sacrospinous ligament is palpated; this ligament passes from the ischial spine to the lower part of the sacrum.
Pelvic support defects and visceral and sexual function in women treated with sacrospinous ligament suspension and pelvic reconstruction.
It is designed to deliver a suture material through an anatomical structure such as the sacrospinous ligament and arcus tendineous.
The sacrospinous ligament is a strong transverse band running from the lateral aspect of the sacrum to the ischial spine, where the sacrotuberous ligament travels to connect the dorsal portion of the sacrum to the ischial tuberosity.
For the posterior compartment repair, 1 implant strap on each side is placed via the sacrospinous ligament.
The ligament is also portrayed as being in contact and partially fused with the sacrospinous ligament (Breathnach, 1965).
The surgery itself involves sectioning the sacrotuberous ligament into two parts to explore the proximal nerve, incising Alcock's canal, sectioning the sacrospinous ligament at the ischial spine, and then transposing the pudendal nerve.
It passes through the greater sciatic foramen along the posterior aspect of the ischial spine close to the sacrospinous ligament and enters the ischioanal fossa through the lesser sciatic foramen.