Male Sling System is an innovative, safe and minimally invasive retro-urethral surgical sling implant for the treatment of mild stress urinary incontinence (SUI). It is a revolutionary mechanism of action that can treat or restore normal sphincter function in incontinent men. The device is specially prepared for the male suffering from mild to moderate SUI resulting from prostatectomy or TURP.
The device consists of two single-use needle passers and a sling made up of synthetic mesh, with attached connectors. The mesh is made up of polypropylene and is used to reposition and support the urethra and to restore normal bladder control.
Placement and function
The sling is usually positioned via transobturator approach to optimize the sphincter’s interaction with the urethra.. The mechanism of the device is to restore or improve the normal sphincteric function by repositioning the external sphincter back into the pelvis. After the implantation most patients are continent immediately and may resume normal, non-strenuous activities within a few days.
The implantation is usually carried out under spinal or general anaesthesia and is usually completed in less than an hour as an outpatient procedure. The sling may be placed inside the body through three small incisions. The sling is placed under the urethra in a way that it doesn’t compress the urethra and decreases the potential for urethral erosion. The sling optimizes the sphincter function and provides immediate improvement of the condition.