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Prostheses, Penile, Inflatable

Definition : Penile prostheses in the form of two inflatable tubes implanted in the penis to provide penile tumescence and permit sexual contact. These prostheses include, in addition to the inflatable tubes, a fluid-filled reservoir implanted in the abdomen and a subcutaneous manual pump implanted in the scrotum and connected to the tubes. Inflatable penile prostheses are intended for patients who suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Entry Terms : "Penile Prostheses, Inflatable" , "Prostheses, Penile Cylinder"

UMDC code : 17997

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Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

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