Are you scheduled for prostatectomy? Would you be interested in potentially speeding recovery?
At-home research study for Urinary Incontinence in Men
Purpose of this Study
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Elidah neuromuscular stimulation treatment to reduce incontinence in men post-prostatectomy. Many men experience persistent urinary incontinence after prostatectomy. The device stimulates the pelvic floor muscles and surrounding structures to improve urinary incontinence.
Incontinence after prostatectomy is usually “stress” incontinence. This type of incontinence happens when the muscles surrounding the urinary valve are not strong enough to keep the valve closed under pressure (lifting heavy things, coughing, exercising, etc.) Pelvic floor muscle exercises can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
The Elidah Device
The Elidah device, called Elitone, is FDA-cleared to treat incontinence in women. The Elidah device is investigational for men, which means that it is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for men. It is designed to be:
- Easy to Use: Treatment only takes 20 minutes a day and you can wear it while you go about your normal day. You simply Apply, Adjust, and Wear.
- External: You apply a GelPad on your perineum (behind scrotum), and it adheres gently to your skin. Then get fully dressed and put the small controller in your pocket or clip it discreetly to your waistline.
The device works by using electrical neuromuscular stimulation to stimulate the nerves and muscles of the pelvic floor. The controller of the study device sends out identical muscle-stimulating signals as the original Elitone device. The difference is that the new GelPad is configured to fit the male anatomy.