AMS 800: The Gold Standard
AMS 800TM Urinary Control System is the only artificial urinary
sphincter currently on the market. For over 30 years, physicians
worldwide have implanted the device in more than 94,000 men as a
treatment for stress urinary incontinence due to prostatectomy.
AMS 800 is an implantable, fluid-filled, solid silicone elastomer
device used to treat incontinence caused by reduced outlet resistance
(also known as intrinsic sphincter deficiency) following prostate
surgery. The system simulates normal sphincter function by opening and
closing the urethra, under patient control.
Using either a single
or double cuff, the AMS 800 has been shown to be an effective treatment
for male stress urinary incontinence.
Features and Benefits
AMS 800 consists of three components: a cuff, a control pump and a
pressure-regulating balloon attached to each other with kink-resistant
The AMS 800 offers these benefits in helping to restore patients' continence and thus quality of life:
- Time-Tested—For almost 35 years, the AMS 800 has
been considered the gold standard for urologists treating incontinence
due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD) following prostatectomy.
- Safe—This straight-forward surgical technique requires just one or two small incisions.
- Effective—It is capable of offering most men with ISD the opportunity to achieve continence over time.
- Long-Lasting—It provides effective lasting continence.���
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