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by TANGERINE
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: What is the probability of using an implant for more than 20 years?
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: What is the probability of using an implant for more than 20 years?

I am reinvigorating this discussion in response to renewed interest in this topic. Shown below are a couple of key graphs: AMS survival val rate (ji et al).png Figure 1 above: AMS survival rate is roughly 60 percent at 16 years survival.jpg Figure 2 above AMS and coloplast have similar 5 year surviv...
by TANGERINE
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: Coloplast revision by Dr. Eid - with photos
Replies: 26
Views: 1028

Re: Coloplast revision by Dr. Eid - with photos

Here is a quote from a surgeon speaking regarding failure modes of the devices website (I think this is a reliable info source) Expert surgeon states: There is no appreciable difference between the life expectancies of the different manufacturers. The AMS silicone cylinders are more fragile than the...
by TANGERINE
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: Bothersome
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Bothersome

yes, the selection criteria was: We queried American Medical Systems and Coloplast Patient Information Form databases to identify patients who underwent IPP placement and replacement between 2004-2013. The key phrase here is placement AND replacement. So , in other words, they only looked at people ...
by TANGERINE
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: Infrapubic or penoscrotal
Replies: 29
Views: 452

Re: Infrapubic or penoscrotal

I’ve heard it said more than once that the infrapubic approach requires the tubing to loop over the top of the cylinders. How is this if the tubing exits st the bottom of the cylinders? Is this incorrect or depends on the surgeons technique? I looked up my operating room record, and I notice that t...
by TANGERINE
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: Infrapubic or penoscrotal
Replies: 29
Views: 452

Re: Infrapubic or penoscrotal

today, I have zero numbness and all sensation is back to where it was before surgery. however, for the first 6 months, I had mild numbness on the undersurface of my penis --- it helped to improve my premature ejaculation so I did not mind, but now I am back to regular sensitivity. (yes indeed, my si...
by TANGERINE
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Coloplast revision by Dr. Eid - with photos
Replies: 26
Views: 1028

Re: Coloplast revision by Dr. Eid - with photos

i have asked Dr eid the question "how will this thing fail" five times and his answer is always the same" "the tubing is where the titan fails, so try not to bounce the pump up and down vertically when squeezing it" Everyone also states that the cylinders are NOT the failure...
by TANGERINE
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: In Surgery and Posting Live - My Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 2625

Re: In Surgery and Posting Live - My Journal

the following post by you hawk is so incredibably uplifiting: Hawkman writes: ...... significant because this was spontaneous sex. It was NOT the planed sex we are used to where I would not eat for hours so any Viagra / L-arginine could hit the bloodstream quickly, then timing taking the drugs, and ...
by TANGERINE
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Did you ever look down.....
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Did you ever look down.....

awwwwwww catman you are so funny. your comments are always so useful, and often they rhyme so I have nicknamed you the "shakespere of franktalk" below is a quote where I quoted you regarding the turmultuous decision a man faces when considereing going under the knife to have a bionic impla...
by TANGERINE
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: who to tell or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 529

Re: who to tell or not?

I disagree. Nobody , except perhaps the person you have sex with, should know about your bionic state and your bionic surgery. The best is to say that you are having "urologic surgery" "old man plumbing stuff" and most will leave that alone. If you hang out with a sophisticated m...
by TANGERINE
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Infrapubic or penoscrotal
Replies: 29
Views: 452

Re: Infrapubic or penoscrotal

here is a quote from an article on the subject: from Dr Bruce Garber The scrotal and infrapubic approaches each have advantages and disadvantages. The scrotal approach provides excellent access to the corpora, which is especially helpful in patients with corporal fibrosis or Peyronie’s disease, who ...

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