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New procedure may help prostate cancer survivors with erectile dysfunction

Australian doctors have performed a breakthrough procedure that seems to reverse erectile dysfunction. The “end-to-side” surgery involves removing the sural nerve from the patient’s leg and grafting it to the side of the femoral nerve in the thigh so that the new fibers grow into spongy tissue in the penis. In a study of 17 patients who had a prostatectomy, 71 percent had their erectile function restored and two participants achieved their first erection in 12 years! A novel procedure that could be a game-changer for many men in the future.

Watch the full story from WPSD here: https://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/new-procedure-may-help-prostate-cancer-survivors-with-common-side/article_c9030ff8-bd7d-11e9-9d6d-f3a471d3ed1c.html

source: Ivanhoe Newswire