ARTIFICIAL SPHINCTER (AUS) DEVICE

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TIGER74
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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 1/13/2011 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Good afternoon.
I am hoping there is someone out there who can help me.
I am a 67 year old male living in the U.K.
Following 9 years of all manner of treatments,some of which were cutting edge,I have sadly ended up with a catastrophic urinary problem as a result of a Uro Rectal fistula caused by overtreatment.
The result of this is that my sphincter has been destroyed so I am incontinent and am only saved by a Suprapubic catheter and a bladder neck stricture.
It is proposed to fix the stricture and follow this up with the implant of an AUS device at the UCLH in London.
 
Although I have requested the opportunity of speaking with someone who has undergone this procedure,I have drawn a blank due to the security of information act.
Has anyone out there had an AUS fitted ,if so, could you get in touch for advise as to how you have coped with it and any positive/negatives.
I understand how it works and roughly what is involved in fitting it,but have read that there is quite a high insidence of failure due to Atrophy and infection.
 
Before I proceed down this path I obviously need to consider the pros and cons.
Can anyone help please?
Best wishes Tiger74
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