Has anyone on the forum had an AUS repaired and/or replaced either because of tread wear or failure?
If so what happened and how severe was the surgery and how long did it take to recovery.
Was there any damage/wear and tear of the urethera or just the AUS. Did the cuff wear out or some other part and what was repaired/replaced.
How long did you have your first AUS? Did you deactivate it at night or any other time. How many times a day did you urinate on average.
The more you can tell us about the problem and experience the better.
66 year old male
PSA jumped 3 to 8 Jan 2008
pt2b NO Mx with a Gleason score 3+3=6.
DaVinci RP, 7/23/08. Tumor type: Acinar
size 5.5 cm x 5.7 cm weight: 77 gm.
Incontinence & ED. Dry nights , no control during day.
FUDS and cystourethroscopy testing 10/09.
24 hr pad wt. 219gm. AUA sympton index 13/35=moderate
Virtue sling surgery 2/3/10 NYU med center
Appeared to help but gradually returned to pre surgery condition.
Back to 3-4 pads/day.
Latest PSA 4/1/10 negative.
AMS 800 artificial urinary sphincter implanted 7/8/10 at U of MI.
AMS 800 activated 8/25/10 Dry for first time in 2 years.
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