Questions on RTE's

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Questions on RTE's

Postby radioradio » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:17 pm

I understand that a surgeon will choose whether or not to use Rear Tip Extenders (and how many) once he or she sees what's going on with the internal geometry of the family jewels. What I'd like to know is how would the doctor complete this statement:

"Bob, you have an LGX 21 cm, with 0.5 RTE, totaling 21.5 cm as vs an LGX 18 cm with 3.5cm of RTEs.
Typically, the 21 + 0.5 arrangement will be more ( or less ) _______________________ than the 18 + 0.5 arrangement when erect. The differences when flaccid would typically be _____________________. "

I'm trying to visualize the mechanics/hydraulics of the differences, but I'm hoping someone who knows the answer can help me.

Thanks.

Bob 2.0
Born 1952. Married 38 years. Robotic RP 3/1/17. ED 50+% prior to surgery, w/ meds. Pumping, Bimix, Trimix all pretty useless. Was considering implant even before PCa diagnosis. Implant by Dr. Kramer 8/2/17. LGX 21cm + 0.5 RTE

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Re: Questions on RTE's

Postby joe4561 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:56 pm

When RTE used is to postision the pump better you may have 1to 5 cm RTE.
67 years old diebete2 Ams LGX

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Re: Questions on RTE's

Postby radioradio » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:11 pm

Thanks Joe.

I know the decision is based upon locating the pump and/ or tubes exiting the corpora. But I still wonder how to fill in the blanks in my post.

Bob
Born 1952. Married 38 years. Robotic RP 3/1/17. ED 50+% prior to surgery, w/ meds. Pumping, Bimix, Trimix all pretty useless. Was considering implant even before PCa diagnosis. Implant by Dr. Kramer 8/2/17. LGX 21cm + 0.5 RTE

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Re: Questions on RTE's

Postby Tybeeman » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:18 pm

radioradio wrote:Thanks Joe.

I know the decision is based upon locating the pump and/ or tubes exiting the corpora. But I still wonder how to fill in the blanks in my post.

Bob


Bob that is questions I have been ask since deciding to get an implant. Interesting if some one can fill in the blanks
PC at age 56
RALP on 2/16,Dr. Vipul Patel
Implant on 6/26/2017 Doctor Tariq Hakky
Coloplast Titan OTR, 22cm with 1 cm RTE

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Re: Questions on RTE's

Postby nbriley » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:24 pm

What is the purpose of RTE's
What determines their being used?
don't bend over in the garden granny, them taters got eyes
Diabetes at 21, kidney failure at 39, pancreas and kidney transplant at 42 at Emory
Pump, pills and Trimix no longer work
Blood pressure and blood sugar normal since transplant

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Re: Questions on RTE's

Postby Tybeeman » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:39 pm

nbriley wrote:What is the purpose of RTE's
What determines their being used?


There are a few guys on here that can answer this better than I. And if I ask my doctor that question he said there's lots of ways to determine how many RTE's. He doesn't like to use more than 2 centimeter. But that there is a reason for more. It is almost like the doctor has to determine that once you are under. I thought I did my home work and figured I would get a 20cm with maybe 1cm rte. I woke up with a 22 with 1cm rte. I will tell you my doctor asked me before he put me the OR if I want him to give me an extra 1/2 after he determine the size. It would take more cycling. I opted to leave it up to him.
PC at age 56
RALP on 2/16,Dr. Vipul Patel
Implant on 6/26/2017 Doctor Tariq Hakky
Coloplast Titan OTR, 22cm with 1 cm RTE

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Re: Questions on RTE's

Postby nbriley » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:33 pm

Ok thanks
don't bend over in the garden granny, them taters got eyes
Diabetes at 21, kidney failure at 39, pancreas and kidney transplant at 42 at Emory
Pump, pills and Trimix no longer work
Blood pressure and blood sugar normal since transplant

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Re: Questions on RTE's

Postby DaveET1 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:24 am

For what little it may be worth, I have 2cm RTEs, and unless Dr. Caesar had told me I would have no clue they are there. The whole apparatus works just fine.
Age 79, married 59 years to the love of my life. Coloplast Titan Touch 20cm + 2cm RTEs 2/3/17 by Dr. Scott Caesar Cape Coral, FL

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Re: Questions on RTE's

Postby ddbryan1972 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:51 pm

My Urologist used 5.5 in RTES with my 18 cm implant. Giving my implant a total of 23.5 cm length. My RTES kept most of my inflatable outside my body, giving me a 6" flacid and a 7" erection. They also kept my pump lower. I have had absolutely no problems so far. I am 10 months post opp. And I love my dick!!!!!
Donnie
Implant AMS 700 CX, MS (18cm x 12mm with 5.5cm RTEs) on 10\4\16 . Now 6'' with 7 " erection. 63 Dr. Edward Kata of Orlando. Infrapubic. 9\2\72 . Follow me on my thread's 'DD Bryan. My implant journey 'Wit and Wisdom' and 'Stretching routine'.
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Re: Questions on RTE's

Postby ccrider » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:02 pm

ddbryan1972 wrote:My Urologist used 5.5 in RTES with my 18 cm implant. Giving my implant a total of 23.5 cm length. My RTES kept most of my inflatable outside my body, giving me a 6" flacid and a 7" erection. They also kept my pump lower. I have had absolutely no problems so far. I am 10 months post opp. And I love my dick!!!!!
Donnie


Dr. Kramer told me that in my case he could've used a 24cm AMS 700LGX which he keeps on hand as a special order. He decided for a variety of reasons to use a 21cm LGX w/ 3cm RTEs. The main reason was pump placement...said using a 24 cm LGX w/ no RTEs would've required more splicing to get proper pump placement-otherwise, the pump would've been too high. I'm very happy w/ my LGX as well as the pump placement...couldn't be better...
...65 years old, married almost 30 years, serious ED for around 10 years. AMS 700 LGX 21 cm +3 cm RTE implanted by Dr. Andrew Kramer on Dec 7, 2016.


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