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Male Sling
A male sling is an option for patients with male urinary incontinence. Incontinence is usually caused by a damaged sphincter- a circular muscle that controls the flow of urine out of the bladder. When damaged, often due to the removal of the prostate to treat cancer, the sphincter cannot squeeze and close off the urethra, causing urine to leak. A male sling is placed during an outpatient procedure, where the sling is positioned on the urethra. The device works on its own without manipulation, by creating a gentle pressure on the urethra. Most patients are continent immediately following the procedure and can resume normal, non-strenuous activities within a few days.