Circumferential Penile Electrodes for Chronic Pelvic Pain
Circumferential Penile Electrodes for Chronic Pelvic PainSKU: FT-02-54-1401-01-00
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What are Circumferential Penile Electrodes?
Circumferential Penile Electrodes electrodes are specifically designed to be worn around the penis for use with an electrotherapy device. Essentially they provide the gateway whereby an electrical signal is passed for therapeutic or sexual result. They are sold as a set of two electrodes with an un-stretched inner diameter of 2 inches.
What medical conditions are they used for?
A 2013 study conducted byRefractory chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men: can transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation help?”. The clinical trial followed 60 men who suffered from chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) who’s average age was 46.9 years. The study found that 48% of the trials participants had a positive effect after 12 weeks of TENS treatment and the positive effect was sustained for 43.6 months on follow-up for 21 of those patients. Further results had also shown the majority of the patients treated had positive effects as well. The majority of the remaining patient felt pleased or delighted with the effects. No adverse events were reported.
What was the protocol used in the trial?
Patients treated themselves at home for 30 minutes, using a TENS device twice per day at 80 Hz, 150 µs at the sensory threshold level.
While circumferential electrodes are not the only type of electrodes that can be used in pelvic pain TENS application, these electrodes that have a stretchy band to help increased comfort and approximation of the treating surface can allow easy re-use of the electrode and direct placement over the penile tissues. One of 2 leads and electrodes could be used depending on location and extent of pain, and depending on patient preference.
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