Inflatable artificial sphincter

Artificial sphincter (AUS) - urinary; Inflatable artificial sphincter

Sphincters in the urinary system are muscles that allow your body to hold in urine. An inflatable artificial (man-made) sphincter is a medical device. This device keeps urine from leaking. It is used when your urinary sphincter no longer works well. When you need to urinate, the cuff of the artificial sphincter can be relaxed. This allows urine to flow out.

Other procedures to treat urine leakage and incontinence include:

Inflatable artificial sphincter - series - Normal anatomy

Urinary continence is maintained by a muscular sphincter that surrounds the urethra as it exits the bladder.


Why the Procedure Is Performed


Before the Procedure

After the Procedure

Outlook (Prognosis)