What are the special design features that have made the Pacey Cuff™ UCD exceptional and revolutionary?
The majority of blood vessels supplying the penis reside in the dorsal or top part of the penile structure. This is shown in the below figure. The dorsal arteries and veins reside above the Corpus Cavernosa, which are the spongy venous caverns that provide the erectile function of the penis. The corpus itself is home to a central artery and of course many veins all of which are protected by the hood of the Pacey Cuff™ Urethral Control Device (UCD).
The fenestrated hood has a large surface area, which reduces the pressure exerted by the dorsal component and allows the circulation to continue in and out of the penis. The older clamp devices and the older strangulating cuff designs that have been available for in excess of 100 years cut the circulation at the same time as the urethra is compressed. No design effort was made with these older clamps to provide protection for the circulation.
- The Urethral Compression (lower component) has the ability to be deployed at any level on the penis to protect the urethra itself. The lower portion has only enough pressure to control urine flow. This pressure is regulated by the numeric indicators on the Velcro strap. Thus the device may be applied proximally or distally to vary the point of application of Urethral pressure and at a level of tension known to prevent excessive leakage.