Penile prosthesis implantation: A solution or a dilemma for the couple.
- Théo Lerner, José Maria Soares, +5 authors Edmund C Baracat
- Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira
Patient and partner satisfaction with the use of an AMS 700 inflatable penile prosthesis was evaluated by reviewing the records from 387 patients and questionnaires completed by 272 of these patients. The evaluation demonstrated that 83% of the patients and 70% of the partners were satisfied with use of this device. Couples who reported the lowest levels of satisfaction were characterized by men who required more than 1 procedure for prosthesis implantation. Pain and appearance of the penis were the most common causes for dissatisfaction with the device. Results from this evaluation recognize the importance of careful surgical technique to avoid any surgical complications but, more importantly, they emphasize the need for physician-manufacturer interaction to maximize mechanical reliability of the prosthesis.