External devices for treatment of erectile dysfunction

Endocrine. 2004 Mar-Apr;23(2-3):157-60. doi: 10.1385/ENDO:23:2-3:157.


Treatment of erectile dysfunction may now be approached in a variety of ways. The hope is to provide a treatment that is reliable, safe, and effective as well as acceptable to the patient. Many men are not candidates for surgery and may fail or have contraindications to medical therapy. This article addresses the oldest available form of noninvasive device therapy for the restoration of erectile function.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Constriction
  • Contraindications
  • Equipment and Supplies / adverse effects
  • Erectile Dysfunction / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Splints
  • Urology / instrumentation*
  • Vacuum