AMS Corporation | Date: 2015-10-12
An implantable inflatable penile prosthesis cylinder has a longitudinal axis and includes an inflatable portion. The inflatable portion includes a chamber that defines an inflatable chamber. The chamber wall includes at least one thin wall section and at least one thick wall section. The at least one thin wall section stretches a greater amount than the at least one thick wall section in a plane extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis when the inflatable chamber is transitioned from a deflated state to an inflated state.
AMS Corporation | Date: 2015-06-22
A drug delivery system that can be deployed from a catheter and retained within the bladder for delivery of treatment drug solutions over a period of time. The delivery system includes an inflatable or expandable delivery element that can be collapsed within the catheter tip for navigation into the bladder before being inflated or expanded within the bladder. The inflated or expanded delivery element can engage the bladder walls or sized to be too large to be passed from the bladder such that the delivery element is retained within the bladder after inflation or expansion to administer a treatment drug solution over an extended period of time.
AMS Corporation | Date: 2015-04-26
Collapsible tissue anchor device and method for inserting into a tissue structure in a first non-collapsed configuration and collapsing into a second collapsed configuration. A sleeve is provided having a bolt or shank extending through an interior. The bolt or shank exerts a force upon the sleeve to collapse it thereby forming flanges that engage or abut tissue. A sling, suture, mesh or the like may be coupled to a portion of the anchor to support tissue or an organ.
AMS Corporation | Date: 2015-02-20
Apparatus and methods are provided for treating urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and other pelvic defects or dysfunctions, in both males and females, using one or more lateral implants to reinforce the supportive tissue of the urethra. The implants are configured to engage and pull (e.g., pull up) pelvic tissue to cause the lateral sub-urethral tissue, such as the endopelvic fascia, to tighten and provide slack reduction for improved support. As such, certain embodiments of the implants can be utilized to eliminate the need for mesh or other supportive structures under the urethra that is common with other incontinence slings.
AMS Corporation | Date: 2015-01-27
Described are devices and methods related to the needleless injection of fluid into tissue of the lower urinary tract, such as the urethra and prostate.