Report of a multicenter clinical evaluation of the dura-II penile prosthesis

Wilfred S. Kearse, Alvin L. Sago, Samuel J. Peretsman, Judy O. Bolton, Richard G. Holcomb, Pratap K. Reddy, Peter H. Bernhard, Stephen M. Eppel, Jean H. Lewis, Mark Gladshteyn, Arnold A. Melman

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Purpose: Information was collected during the first 2 years of an ongoing, prospective, multiinstitutional evaluation of the Dura-II penile prosthesis. Evaluation included data on clinical outcomes and a patient satisfaction survey, and will continue for 5 years after implantation for each patient. Materials and Methods: To date 196 patients have been evaluated. Surgical data, adverse events and information from satisfaction surveys are reported. Results: At a followup of 13.4 ± 8.4 months postoperatively, adverse events occurred in 8.2% of the patients, resulting in reoperation in 5.1%. There have been no mechanical failures. Overall satisfaction rates were 85% at 3 months, 83% at 1 year and 91% at 2 years after implantation, and levels of sexual functioning were correspondingly high. A majority of patients assigned high scores to rigidity, concealability, ability to have intercourse and erection size, although satisfaction with erection size ranked lower than the other measures. Conclusions: The Dura-II penile prosthesis provides a satisfactory result and has an acceptable level of complications associated with its use. Further followup will assess temporal changes in satisfaction rates and sexual functioning for these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1613-1616
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • impotence
  • penile prosthesis
  • penis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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