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Affluent Medical touts first implant of artificial urinary sphincter

Affluent Medical today announced the successful first-in-human implant of its minimally invasive urinary incontinence treatment device.

Dr. Roman Zachoval completed the first implant of Artus, an artificial urinary sphincter. Zachoval, head of urology at Thomayer University Hospital in Prague, implanted Artus in a 68-year-old male patient with severe urinary incontinence.

The procedure lasted about 80 minutes and went according to plan, according to a news release. Affluent Medical plans to activate the device six weeks after implantation, after the surgical wound healing process.

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