Male incontinence is common and can be affected by many issues. Normal aging usually involves a natural and gradual deterioration in prostatic, urinary and hormonal functions. While there are many types of male incontinence, the type addressed here can occur if the sphincteric mechanism becomes incompetent. This usually occurs post intervention typically after a radical prostatectomy, or sporadically post TURP, radiation therapy and/or both.
Adequate treatment may require implantation of an artificial genito-urinary sphincter (AGUS). The American Medical Systems Sphincter 800 is the only available device:
Symptoms can be controlled and quality of life restored
Note … even though male slings are available we no longer offer this option … experience has shown that the outcomes do not appear to be sufficiently reliable.
The AGUS affords an elegant solution to a very distressing problem.