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First safety outcomes for rigicon conticlassic® artificial urinary sphincter



The Rigicon ContiClassic® is a new sphincteric device designed to treat male stress urinary incontinence. This study evaluates the surgical outcomes and safety profile of the first 116 patients who received the implant between September 2021 and April 2022. Data were collected from patient information forms completed at the time of the implant and submitted by implanting surgeons, nursing staff in the Operating Room or company representatives present during the surgery. The study analyzed patient demographics, surgical details, and etiology of incontinence. The mean age of patients was 68.3 years +/− 9.65 yrs. Minimum age was 23 and maximum age was 83. The most common reason for implantation was urinary incontinence (58.6%) after radical prostatectomy. The results showed a revision rate of 6.90%, with three cases of fluid loss, four cases of iatrogenic mistaken sizing, and one case of patient dissatisfaction. There were no reported infections. Kaplan-Meier calculation showed survival rate of 93.2% at 12 months. This study shows the early safety outcomes for the Rigicon ContiClassic® sphincter device to be comparable to others presently on the market.

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SW: International Medical Devices, Rigicon, Uramix. RS: Boston Scientific. JM: Boston Scientific All other authors: none. SKW wrote the article. Eric Chung provided major editing. All other authors reviewed the article and made minor editing of typos. BL electronically submitted the article. There was no funding from industry. The material presented in this manuscript contains original research, has not been previously published and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere while under consideration.

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Wilson, S.K., Chung, E., Langford, B. et al. First safety outcomes for rigicon conticlassic® artificial urinary sphincter. Int J Impot Res (2023).

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