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Penile prosthesis implantation: past, present and future

Abstract

Penile prosthesis implantation is the oldest effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. This review examines the past, present and future of penile prosthesis implantation. Advances in prosthetic design and implantation techniques have resulted today in devices that produce nearly normal flaccid and erect states, and have remarkable freedom from mechanical failure. The future of prosthetic design holds promises for even more improvements.

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Simmons, M., Montague, D. Penile prosthesis implantation: past, present and future. Int J Impot Res 20, 437–444 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/ijir.2008.11

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  • penile prostheses
  • prosthesis design
  • history
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