Research Article

High Structural Stability of Textile Implants Prevents Pore Collapse and Preserves Effective Porosity at Strain

Figure 3

Image of TVT with (a) all pores, (b) effective pores, (c) pore frequency in dependency of pore size (estimated by simple square root of the pore area), and (d) textile and effective porosity at mechanical strain of up to 1000 g (8.9 N/cm).