The artificial urinary sphincter: An update on applications, technique, and outcomes

August 1, 2008

Proper preoperative evaluation, meticulous attention to surgical detail, and an understanding of the variety of cuff placement techniques play a crucial role in minimizing the postoperative morbidity and complications associated with AUS placement.

Key Points

The current model (AMS 800) was introduced in 1983 and has now been used for more than 20 years. The three components of the device are:

Preoperative evaluation

Surgical technique