Penile Implants for Erection Problems
Why It Is Done
Penile implants are an option when other, less invasive treatments for erection problems have not been successful and further treatment is desired.
Implants may be the treatment of choice for young and middle-aged men who have erection problems from physical causes. Penile implants may be appropriate treatment for men who have erection problems caused by:
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- Pelvic surgery.
- Blood vessel disease.
- Injury to the pelvis, genitals, or spinal cord.
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Because implants permanently change the tissue in the penis, they are not used for men whose erection problems are psychological.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology