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Ther Adv Urol. 2014 Feb;6(1):15-24. doi: 10.1177/1756287213505670.

New advances in erectile technology.

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1
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA.
2
Professor of Surgery (Urology), Cecil M. Crigler, MD, Chair in Urology, Director of Sexual Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Abstract

New discoveries and technological advances in medicine are rapid. The role of technology in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) will be widened and more options will be available in the years to come. These erectile technologies include external penile support devices, penile vibrators, low intensity extracorporeal shockwave, tissue engineering, nanotechnology and endovascular technology. Even for matured treatment modalities for ED, such as vacuum erectile devices and penile implants, there is new scientific information and novel technology available to improve their usage and to stimulate new ideas. We anticipate that erectile technologies may revolutionize ED treatment and in the very near future ED may become a curable condition.

KEYWORDS:

erectile dysfunction; erektor; low intensity extracorporeal shockwave; nanotechnology; penile implants; technology; temporal CaSO4 penile cast; vacuum erectile device; vibrator

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