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Penile implant device resources

What you need to know about living with your implant.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. If you do not have a penile implant and are looking to learn more, please visit the penile implant procedure and recovery page for more information. 

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RESOURCES AND MANUALS

Procedure Recovery Guidelines

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR IMPLANT

The AMS 700™ Penile Implant

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR IMPLANT

The AMS Ambicor™ Penile Implant

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Frequently asked questions

Once in place, your implant will be completely undetectable. It’s fully concealed in the body. No one will know unless you tell them—even in the locker room.1

Both the Tactra™ Malleable Penile Implant and the Spectra™ Concealable Penile Implant can simply be manually lifted up for intercourse and manually pushed down when not in use. This process should not be painful. To inflate an AMS 700™ or AMS Ambicor™ Penile Implant, you squeeze the pump in your scrotum, which will send fluid into the cylinders in the penis. This requires good manual dexterity but should not be painful. If you experience pain, contact your doctor.1

When inflated or positioned for intercourse, the implant is designed to make the penis stiff and rigid like a natural erection. Your erection will last as long as you desire.1 And you’ll still share an intimate experience with your partner. Typically, the implant does not interfere with ejaculation or orgasm.2,3

Most men return home within a day of penile implant surgery and are back to their normal activities within a week. Typically, you can have intercourse around 6 weeks after surgery.

It’s impossible to predict how long an implant will function in a particular person. Implants subject to wear and mechanical failure over time. A recent study of more than 37,000 patients showed that the 7-year mechanical survival of the Boston Scientific AMS 700™ Penile Implant is greater than 94%.To prolong the life of your implant, follow the advice of your urologist.

As with any medical procedure, complications can occur. Be sure to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits associated with each implant.

Side effects include, but are not limited to: 1

  • Natural or spontaneous erections will no longer be possible
  • Interventional treatment options will no longer be possible
  • Infection, in which case the implant may have to be removed
  • Pain, which is typically associated with the healing process
  • Mechanical failure of the implant
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You’re not alone

One study estimated that more than 50 percent of men over age 40 have some degree of erectile dysfunction (ED).Discover more about ED and find resources, tools, events and webinars.*

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The Boston Scientific Difference

At Boston Scientific, we have a long history of creating implants designed to make life easier for people living with heart conditions, chronic pain and erectile dysfunction—always with safety as a top priority.

Support and resources

We’re here to help

Our patient services team is here to support you throughout your journey.

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References:

  1. Data on file with Boston Scientific.
  2. Jorissen C, De Bruyna H, Baten E, et al. Clinical Outcome: Patient and Partner Satisfaction after Penile Implant Surgery. Curr Urol. 2019 Oct;13(2):94-100.
  3. Bae JH, Song PH, Kim HT, et al. Assessment of erectile and ejaculatory function after penile prosthesis implantation. Korean J Urol. 2010 Mar;51(3):202-7.
  4. Enemchukwu EA, Kaufman MR, Whittam BM, et al. Comparative revision rates of inflatable penile prosthesis using woven DacronTM fabric cylinders. J Urol. 2013 Dec;190(6):2189-93.
  5. Feldman HA, Goldstein I, Hatzichristou DG, Krane RJ, McKinlay JB. Impotence and its medical and psychosocial correlates: results of the Massachusetts Male Aging Study. J Urol. 1994;151(1):54-61.

*Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Products shown for informational purposes for patients in the US. Product may not be approved for sale in countries outside the US.

AMS 700™ INFLATABLE PENILE IMPLANT

Your doctor is your best source for information on the risks and benefits of the AMS 700™ Inflatable Penile Prosthesis. Talk to your doctor for a complete listing of risks, warnings and important safety information.

The AMS 700™ with Inflatable Penile Prosthesis is intended for use in the treatment of male erectile dysfunction (impotence). Implanting a penile prosthesis will damage or destroy any remaining ability to have a natural erection, as well as make other treatment options (oral medications, vacuum devices or injections) impossible.

Men with diabetes, spinal cord injuries or skin infections may have an increased risk of infection. Implantation may result in penile curvature or scarring. Some AMS 700 devices contain an antibiotic (InhibiZone™ Antibiotic Surface Treatment). The device is not suitable for patients who are allergic to the antibiotics contained within the device (rifampin, minocycline or other tetracyclines) or those who have systemic lupus, these patients should use one of the devices that do not contain InhibiZone antibiotic surface treatment.

Potential risks may include: device malfunction/failure leading to additional surgery, device migration potentially leading to exposure through the tissue, wearing away/loss of tissue (device/tissue erosion) infection, unintended-inflation of the device and pain/soreness. MH-545411-AB

AMS AMBICOR™ PENILE IMPLANT

Your doctor is your best source for information on the risks and benefits of the AMS Ambicor™ Inflatable Penile Prosthesis. Talk to your doctor for a complete listing of risks, warnings and important safety information.

The AMS Ambicor™ Inflatable Penile Prosthesis is intended for use in the treatment of male erectile dysfunction (impotence). Implanting a penile prosthesis will damage or destroy any remaining ability to have a natural erection, as well as make other treatment options (oral medications, vacuum devices or injections) impossible.

Men with diabetes, spinal cord injuries or skin infections may have an increased risk of infection. Implantation may result in penile curvature or scarring.

Potential risks may include: device malfunction/failure leading to additional surgery, device migration potentially leading to exposure through the tissue, wearing away/loss of tissue (device/tissue erosion) infection, unintended-inflation of the device and pain/soreness. MH-545613-AB

TACTRA™ MALLEABLE PENILE IMPLANT

Your doctor is your best source for information on the risks and benefits of the Tactra™ Malleable Penile Prosthesis. Talk to your doctor for a complete listing of risks, warnings, and important safety information.

The Tactra™ Malleable Penile Prosthesis is intended for use in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (impotence) in adult males. Implanting a penile prosthesis will damage or destroy any remaining natural ability to have a spontaneous erection, as well as make other treatment options impossible.

Men with diabetes, spinal cord injuries, or skin infections may have an increased risk of infection. Implantation may result in penile shortening, curvature or scarring.

Additional information is provided in Patient Literature, available through your doctor. MH-611821-AA

SPECTRA™ CONCEALABLE PENILE IMPLANT

Your doctor is your best source for information on the risks and benefits of the Spectra™ Concealable Penile Prosthesis. Talk to your doctor for a complete listing of risks, warnings and important safety information.

The Spectra™ Concealable Penile Prosthesis is intended for use in the treatment of male erectile dysfunction (impotence). Implanting a penile prosthesis will damage or destroy any remaining natural ability to have a natural erection, as well as make other treatment options impossible.

Men with diabetes, spinal cord injuries or skin infections may have an increased risk of infection. Implantation may result in penile shortening, curvature or scarring.

Additional information is provided in the product Patient Manuals, available through your doctor. MH-545613-AB

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Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

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