Friday, October 12, 2012

Down and out

One of the Nurse Practitioners I work with let me know that an 81 year old patient of ours ended up in the Emergency Room last night.

One of his two malleable Penile Prosthesis Rods had fully dislodged (come out).

I don't have any further details yet.

No clue to as if it became dislodged before, during or after being called into action or if it just worked it's way out while hanging around.

It doesn't really matter.

Regardless, it's a very bad day for this poor fellow and he's sure to be down and out for at least awhile, if not permanently.

Shown below is an example of the Penile Prosthesis Rods that are placed when a male selects this form of intervention for Erectile Dysfunction-it's not something I could ever accept but many do. If and when the time comes that I would need to ponder such a device, I think I'll just consider this one part of my body to be retired.

Malleable penile implant

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