Urinary Sphincter Implants
 
 

Urinary Sphincter Implants

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control urine. The sphincter is a muscle that assists the bladder in holding urine. If the sphincter muscle does not work, urinary incontinence occurs. Implants are injected into the urethra, the tube carrying urine from the bladder to the outside of the body, to help with urinary incontinence. The implants are injected with a needle into the urethra and the implants are permanent. The implants build up the urethra tissue, causing it to close and prevent urine leakage. Urinary sphincter implants can be done for both men and women.

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