Invance Male Sling or Virtue Male Sling

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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 417
   Posted 10/27/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had experience with the Invance Male Sling by AMS. My Dr. has recommended it for my condition and would appreciate others experience.
RP July 2009
PSA jumped from 4 to 8 in one year. Biopsy confirmed PC. Gleason score 6. Detected early and not spread.
Incontinent from the start. Dry at night and when sitting but free slowing, little control when standing or out and about. Been through physical thearpy, drugs, electrical thearpy with no help. Went through all the tests last week including FUDS and Cystoscopy. Dr. says I am a good candidate for a male sling. She has done about 100 Invance (by AMS) slings with 75% success rate. Has done 6 Virtue (by Coloplast) slings also with good results.
Any help appreciated.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 10/27/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the AdVance sling by AMS. This is the newer version. I really do not remember what the difference there is between the AdVance and the InVance. I have never looked into the Virtue. My sling did not work. At the time I was SOAKING 8+ Depends Guards for Men a day and even the Doctor was not sure how much relief I would get. Anyway, I would ask your Doctor what are the advantages of each sling. Do your research on line. Then make the decision that is right for you! That is all any of us can do.
Wish you well,
    43 at Dx and Surgery (RRP)
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
     Dec. 2006 – Oct. 2008 Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion   
    Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback       
    training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture , AdVance Male Sling, Two More Collagen 
    injections, AUS Installed and Activated (Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern Dallas TX)
    All to try to resolve incontinence (using 6-8 Depends Guards a day)

    To Date All PSA's 0.00.

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