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Using your penile implant

Tactra™ Malleable Penile Prosthesis

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How to use your penile prosthesis

The Tactra™ Malleable Penile Prosthesis is simple to operate and discreetly contained entirely inside the body. The implant is made of thick, dual layers of silicone over a Nitinol (nickel titanium) core for optimal rigidity and durability.1 The device includes one pair of cylinders inserted into the penis. 

Your prosthesis in action

  • Men position the device for intercourse and the prosthesis should feel natural for both partners1
  • When not in use, the prosthesis can be pushed down to easily conceal.1
  • Your prosthesis will be completely undetectable and no one will know it’s there unless you choose to tell them.1

See how the prosthesis works

See how the Tactra Malleable Penile Prosthesis works to improve sexual function.  

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Understanding the risks

As with any medical procedure, complications can occur. Find an overview of the side effects of a Boston Scientific penile implant below, but talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits associated with each device.

Side effects include, but are not limited to:¹

  • Natural or spontaneous erections will no longer be possible
  • Interventional treatment 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 prosthesis

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1. Data on file with Boston Scientific.

*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.


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