Artificial sphincter. A silicone rubber device is fitted around the urethra (the tube that carries
urine from your bladder to the outside of your body). It can be inflated or
deflated to control urination.
Urethral bulking. Material is injected around the urethra. This serves to control
urination by either closing a hole in the urethra or building up the thickness
of the wall of the urethra.
Bulbourethral sling. A sling is placed beneath the
urethra. It is attached to either muscle
tissue or the pubic bone. The sling compresses and raises the urethra. This gives
the urethra greater resistance to pressure from the belly. Sling surgery may be considered as a treatment for severe urinary incontinence from prostate