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implant

Med anything implanted, esp surgically, such as a tissue graft or hormone

implant

[′im‚plant]
(medicine)
A quantity of radioactive material in a suitable container, intended to be embedded in a tissue or tumor for therapeutic purposes.
A tissue graft placed in depth in the body.
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The first medically-approved penile implants (prostheses) were developed and used in the treatment of ED in 1973.
According to Dan Bolton of San Francisco, who filed one of the recent class actions, "The failure rate of penile implants may be in excess of 30 percent, and likely significantly higher.
According to attorney Lewis Saul of Bethesda, Maryland, none of the penile implant devices ever was thoroughly investigated by the FDA.
A penile implant may be a viable alternative for these men because it is suggested that only 10 percent of men who undergo a non-nerve sparing radical prostatectomy surgery can benefit from oral ED therapy.
A penile implant is the only option that actually cures ED, particularly valuable for men who are impotent as a result of diabetes or prostate cancer surgery.
American Medical Systems, headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, is the world leader in the penile implant market, with a series of semi-rigid malleable prostheses and a complete range of more naturally functioning inflatable prostheses.
A new penile implant designed to treat men living with Drug Resistant Erectile Dysfunction (DRED) was introduced here to doctors attending the 10th World Congress of the International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research (ISSIR).
Mentor Corporation (Nasdaq:MNTR), announced today that its new penile implant featuring a hydrophilic surface has been approved by the FDA for sale and marketing in the United States.
The Resist technology brings an improvement that is the first of its kind for a penile implant.
In the past, men who failed injection therapy were often offered penile implant surgery as their only option.