is a device which help patients with severe form of erectile dysfunction. Patients who do not achieve satisfactory erection for sexual intercourse with pills or penile injections needs penile implants. Penile implants are of two types semirigid and inflatable.
Semirigid penile prosthesis is a simple form of penile implant costing few thousands. This implant help patient with erectile dysfunction to achieve satisfactory intercourse. This implant can be used in cases who are not able to understand slight complex mechanism of inflatable implant. Difficulty of concealment of penis is a drawback which can be easily managed with proper training.
Inflatable penile prosthesis is a advanced form of penile implant which has more natural concept in which there is on demand erect and flaccid penis facility. Penis after inflatable prosthesis is easy to conceal. Drawback of inflatable prosthesis is the cost of prosthesis.
Few contraindications are uncontrolled diabetes, severe lower urinary tract symptoms or infection and reversible causes of erectile dysfunction. In post operative period one should take care of regular antibiotics and sugar control as risk of infection is there in immediate post operative period.