By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- According to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews journalists, a patent by the inventors Daniel, Geoffrey A. (Crystal, MN); Tropsha, Yelena (Plymouth, MN), filed on April 21, 2016, was published online on May 2, 2017.
The assignee for this patent, patent number 9636225, is Coloplast A/S (Humlebaek, DE).
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "An implanted penile prosthetic is effective in relieving erectile dysfunction in men.
"An inflatable penile prosthetic typically includes a cylinder that is implanted in each corpora cavernosum of the penis, a fluid reservoir, and a pump with valve mechanisms to move fluid from the reservoir to the cylinder to create an erection in the penis. Other penile prosthetics include a malleable cylinder without inflation fluid.
"Placement of a cylinder in the corpora cavernosum in a typical surgical procedure includes dilating the corpora cavernosum with a dilation tool to form an implant space sized to receive the cylinder. The cylinder is introduced into the implant space with a needle and a suture. One end of the suture is attached to the leading end of the cylinder and an opposite end of the suture is attached to a Keith needle. The Keith needle is directed through the glans penis and the cylinder is pulled distally towards the glans penis inside the corpora cavernosum.
"The above-described penile prosthetics have proven effective in relieving erectile dysfunction in men. However, improvements to penile prostheses would be welcomed by surgeons and patients alike."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "One aspect provides a penile prosthetic including a cylinder that is implantable into a corpora cavernosum of a penis. A resorbable suture-engagement component is attached to an exterior surface of the cylinder.
"One aspect provides an implantable penile prosthetic system including a pump attachable between a reservoir and an inflatable cylinder. The cylinder is configured to be placed in a corpora cavernosum of a penis. A resorbable suture-engagement component is attached to an exterior surface of the cylinder.
"One aspect provides a penile prosthetic including a cylinder that is implantable into a corpora cavernosum of a penis, the cylinder having a wall that forms an exterior surface of the penile prosthetic. The wall extends from a proximal end portion to a distal end portion of the penile prosthetic. A suture-engaging component is attached to the exterior surface of the penile prosthetic. The suture-engaging component is resorbable into the tissue of the penis."
For more information, see this patent: Daniel, Geoffrey A.; Tropsha, Yelena. Method of Implanting a Penile Prosthetic. U.S. Patent Number 9636225, filed April 21, 2016, and published online on May 2, 2017. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9636225.PN.&OS=PN/9636225RS=PN/9636225
Keywords for this news article include: Impotence, Men's Health, Coloplast A/S, Erectile Dysfunction, Male Genital Diseases and Conditions.
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