PFFSA is an internationally recognized research group working to improve the understanding and treatment of pelvic floor disorders and road back to pelvic health.
Our vision is founded on three pillars:
We conduct pre-clinical and clinical research in collaboration with industry partners in order to develop and evaluate innovative interventions in the field of female health and especially wound healing.
We promote public awareness through collaboration between industry, the public and the medical profession, utilising engagements with the media and fundraising events.
We nurture professional education by offering CPD certified training courses in the management of pelvic organ dysfunction directed at doctors and other healthcare workers.
A live online educational portal to access the latest advances in O&G topics of practical clinical application.
Presented free to all O&G specialists, trainees and family physicians in the comfort of your home or office.
Register for our weekly webinars presented every
Thursday 17h00 – 18h00.
Receive 1 free CPD point, with a certificate at the end of the course.
Established in 2015 by Professor Jan-Paul Roovers and Dr Stephen Jeffery the Pelvic Floor Foundation of South Africa was created out of the need for advancement in the outcomes of pelvic floor dysfunction repair surgeries.
The founders shared passion for research has led to the development of a number of innovative procedures and medical devices. Professor Roovers and Dr Jeffrey have collaborated internationally and have collectively trained hundreds of surgeons.
In 2019 the Foundation started a project for addressing obstetric fistula in rural communities. Fistula surgery is currently very complex – Dr’s require special training and the surgery is also unaffordable to those affected. PFFSA is currently researching and developing an intervention which will remove these barriers as the application will be simple enough that local physician can perform the procedure.
The Pelvic Floor Foundation focuses on the following:
Pelvic organ prolapse – Stress urinary incontinence – Menopause
Wound healing – Surgical education in laparoscopic surgery – Animal research – Esthetic surgery
Obstetric fistula affect millions of women worldwide.
Surgery is complex and accessible for a minority of patients.
We have a strategy to increase access to the repair surgery.
We conduct pre-clinical and clinical innovative research in collaboration with industry partners. The main focus is to test new interventions for safety and efficacy.
PFFSA offers educational courses combining both practical and theoretical aspects within South Africa to local, as well as international physicians in collaboration with Industry partners and professional societies worldwide.
25 Sep 2019: A leader and innovator in the fast-growing field of fully resorbable scaffolds that support soft tissue regeneration, Tepha Inc., announced today that four abstracts will be presented at the upcoming combined meeting of the American Urogynecology Association (AUGS) and the International Urogynecology Association (IUGA) in Nashville, TN on September 24th-28th, which evaluate the use of the company’s proprietary fully resorbable poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) polymer scaffold for Female Pelvic Health applications. Fully resorbable scaffolds manufactured from Tepha’s P4HB polymer were first introduced in 2012 and have now been safely used in more than 200,000 surgical procedures around the world in both complex abdominal wall reconstruction as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery applications.
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