Artificial urethra sphincter implant
Category C - full version without watermark 1024x576 (check terms and conditions at www.teledesign.de) The embed version with watermark is free of charge. An artificial sphincter is used when your urinary sphincter stops working. The artificial sphincter is made up of three parts: a cuff, a balloon, and a pump. The cuff is shaped like a donut and fits around your urethra below the bladder neck. The cuff is filled with fluid. It puts just enough pressure on the urethra to allow your bladder to hold your urine. The balloon holds the fluid that fills the cuff. The balloon is about the size of a ping-pong ball and is placed in your body behind your pubic bone. The pump is implanted in your scrotum. You squeeze it to empty the fluid from the cuff into the balloon. This allows the urethra to open so you can urinate.