Stress urinary incontinence happens when the muscles controlling the bladder and urethra don’t work properly. Urine travels from the bladder through the urethra and leaks to the outside. When the muscles are weak, urine can leak out when a person coughs, sneezes, laughs, exercises or lifts something heavy. Stress urinary incontinence can be treated with muscle exercises, drugs, or surgery.
Health Quality Ontario Reviews Midurethral Slings for Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence
One of the surgery options is called a midurethral sling. The surgeon implants a sling to hold up the weak muscles and help stop urine from leaking out.
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The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care endorses these recommendations.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has provided the following response: The Ministry agrees with these recommendations. New Canadian Classification of Health Interventions codes were added in 2006 and 2009 for midurethral sling insertion, management, and removal to allow for better tracking of the use of this intervention and its complication rates.