A condition that drastically affects social life
Weak pelvic floor muscles and/or a deficient urethral sphincter can cause leakage of urine due to increases in abdominal pressure, for example through coughing, sneezing or laughing. This condition affects both men and women, whose independence and quality of life is severely impaired.
Urinary incontinence chiefly affects elderly subjects as muscles weaken with age, especially women (95% of patients) as a result of childbirth and menopause. Prostate cancer treatments and obesity can also cause urinary incontinence.
Lack of optimal available treatments
Diapers, slings and existing artificial urinary sphincters (AUS) are not optimal. Neither patients nor surgeons are satisfied and a huge unmet medical need thus exists.
Artus is the first high-tech and total solution for stress urinary incontinence in
both men and women; once implanted by means of a minimally invasive procedure lasting
around 30 minutes, it remains invisible and may be easily operated by patients via remote control.