Today, phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDE5 inh.) are used as first-line therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. However, this treatment fails in 35% of erectile dysfunction patients. Other treatment options for these patients are
- intracavernosal injections,
- vacuum devices, and
- penile prostheses.
Treatment options other than penile prosthesis may not be effective or suitable for all patients. Penile prosthesis implantation (PPI) is one of the most important treatment options for erectile dysfunction.
52% of the patients with erectile dysfunction are between the ages of 40 to 70. Although penile prosthesis surgery is most frequently performed in this age range, it can be performed in any age groups of adults.