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Artificial Sphincter / Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS) – Doctor and Procedure

Sphincters are muscles that help hold in urine. An artificial sphincter is an inflatable device that serves this same function and keeps urine from leaking out. An artificial sphincter is used when the body’s urinary sphincter no longer works properly. With an artificial sphincter, when you need to urinate, the device can be relaxed, allowing urine to flow. There are various other ways to treat urine leakage and incontinence, but an artificial urinary sphincter is sometimes the best method, depending on the specific condition and other factors.