Urinary incontinence post-prostatectomy is a too common complaint from men. Although the actual degree of incontinence suffered ranges from being minor, or a simple and small amount of post urination dribble, to a complete and total inability to control any urine flow, the most bothersome issues that significantly affects a man’s quality of life (QoL) is when the incontinence is at the extreme.
Currently, we have two methods add to urinary control in those men who suffer the most, those with minimal or no urinary control. These methods include the surgical implantation of a “Male Sling” or the surgical implantation of an Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS).
Both of these methods involve significant and invasive surgical intervention. Neither of the methods are 100% effective. Both come with the potential of significant side effects that need to be disclosed to patients.
In a study of the risks of perioperative complications from an AUS implantation for post-prostatectomy incontinence the researchers observed an overall risk of perioperative complications at a 35% rate. The major side effect r