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Male Sling For Stress Urinary Incontinence

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 6:37am

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Coloplast introduces a new male sling, Virtue. Virtue offers treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) because it both elevates and compresses the urethra, a key step toward reducing urine leakage occurring, for example, after prostate cancer surgery. With the launch of Virtue, men suffering from SUI can look forward to improved relief from incontinence.

Coloplast introduces a new male sling, Virtue. Virtue offers treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) because it both elevates and compresses the urethra, a key step toward reducing urine leakage occurring, for example, after prostate cancer surgery. With the launch of Virtue, men suffering from SUI can look forward to improved relief from incontinence.

Virtue is unique in that it utilizes a four-arm approach, providing gentle bidirectional compression and elevation of the bulbous urethra to help prevent urine leakage. Urethral elevation is essentially realignment, returning the urethra to its pre-prostatectomy position and supporting the man’s natural anatomical structure, while compression of the urethra helps provide the resistance necessary to ensure bladder control and reduce SUI. Other slings on the market utilize approaches that either elevate or compress, but not both.

Virtue is a long-term SUI solution. The male sling is implanted through a small incision that allows its arms to be routed through the patient’s tissue, which heals into place to anchor the sling’s mesh.  It takes about 20 minutes to implant Virtue and the procedure is much less invasive than other incontinence surgeries or post-prostate cancer treatments on the market.

For more information, visit www.us.coloplast.com

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