A61F 5/00, A61B 19/00
The present invention includes a method for treating penile implant infections that uses a synthetic high-purity calcium sulfate mixed with antimicrobials, which is capable of providing prolonged exposure of antimicrobials to the infection site and capable of acting as an intracorporal filler preventing fibrosis and loss of phallic length. The technique is especially useful for high-risk patients, and provides another medium for which antimicrobial agents can be delivered to a surgical infection site while at the same time acting as a filler, preventing fibrosis, and loss of the space. The antimicrobial cast lasts 4-6 weeks, making timely re-implantation easier, and preventing intracorporal fibrosis and loss of phallic length.
Carrion, Rafael; Martinez, Daniel Roberto; Akary, Eihab; and Hakky, Tariq Said, "Intracorporal ultra high purity calcium sulfate cast mixed with antimicrobials for the treatment of penile implant infections" (2019). USF Patents. 1001.
University of South Florida