Vacuum Therapy in Erectile Dysfunction—Science and Clinical Evidence

J Yuan; A N Hoang; C A Romero; H Lin; Y Dai; R Wang


Int J Impot Res. 2010;22(4):211–219 

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Future Prospects

VCD therapy is an established alternative for ED therapy when PDE5I therapy failed, contraindicated or became unaffordable. As a variation of VCD, VED has been expanding to more urological conditions that are difficult to manage. The most striking use of VED is penile rehabilitation after RP or other pelvic injuries. As data are increasingly being accumulated from clinical and basic research, the movement is gaining support to establish VED therapy as the centerpiece of PR protocol for post-prostatectomy/pelvic injuries. VT in general will be an indispensable modality in the urological armamentarium for the management of ED and related conditions.