The implantation of penile protheses for the surgical treatment of erectile dysfunction has risen in popularity over the past several decades. Considerable advances have been made in surgical protocol and device design, specifically targeting infection prevention. Despite these efforts, device infection remains a critical problem, which causes significant physical and emotional burden to the patient. The aim of this review is to broaden the discussion of best practices by not only examining practices in urology, but additionally delving into the field of orthopedic surgery to identify techniques and approaches that may be applied to penile prothesis surgery.
Isguven, Selin; Chung, Paul H.; Machado, Priscilla; Delaney, Lauren J.; Chen, Antonia; Forsberg, Flemming; and Hickok, Noreen J., "Minimizing Penile Prosthesis Implant Infection: What Can We Learn From Orthopedic Surgery?" (2020). Department of Radiology Faculty Papers. Paper 103.
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