AMS vs. Coloplast
AMS was the first implant made and placed initially in 1973. This brand has enjoyed a “first to market” advantage. Currently, AMS still enjoys a majority in the world, especially globally- one possible reason is still the fact that this device was the first to be produced. Indeed, in the world today, roughly 70% of implants placed today are AMS (now Boston Scientific), and 30% are Coloplast Titan implants.
The pros and cons are much LESS important than who does your surgery- so in good hands, both devices are excellent treatment options. The success rate of both devices is roughly equivalent- so one device is not clearly better than the other, but rather they have both been successfully used.
Positives of the AMS
- The infection rate is nearly negligible, the antibiotic impregnation is very effective.
- The device has looks and feels very natural, and has a very nice soft state.
- The LGX (length girth expansion) has the potential to lengthen, so with cycling, a patient could, in theory, gain back some length.
- The deflate button is easy to feel and easy to find.
- Customer service from the company is an advantage, postoperative, I can find an AMS rep near anyone who is willing to help with device teaching.
Positives of the Coloplast Titan
- The inflated state is extremely hard. Perhaps harder than even a physiologic erection would be.
- The inflating mechanism is very robust and inflation is easy with their pump.
- Because it is so hard, it is the gold standard for fixing Peyronie’s disease or penile curvature.
- Better at providing increased girth (thickness).
- Offers a variety of pump choices: the Genesis, OTR, or Touch pump.
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