Prevention of Prosthetic Infection: Penile Implants and Artificial Urinary Sphincters

  • Lael Reinstatler
  • Ricardo M. Munarriz
  • Martin S. Gross


Introduction: Infections in urologic prosthetic surgery are complex complications for patients and surgeons.

Methods: A literature review was conducted to identify all studies related to infections in penile prosthetic and artificial urinary sphincter surgery.

Results: Significant improvements have been made in urologic prostheses to decrease rates of infection and prompt recognition with proper management is imperative.

Conclusions: Infections are decreasing in penile prosthetic surgery with advances in technology and surgical techniques. Modifiable risk factors should be evaluated and addressed whenever possible.


Penile prosthesis Artificial urinary sphincter Infection Prosthetic surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lael Reinstatler
    • 1
  • Ricardo M. Munarriz
    • 2
  • Martin S. Gross
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of UrologyDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterLebanonUSA
  2. 2.Boston University Medical CenterBostonUSA

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