Concerning the cable in the ZSI 100 FTM implant

We requested that FTM surgeons pass along to us feedback from patients who’d received the ZSI 100 FTM implant.

This led to the implementation of a plate attaching the implant to the pelvic bone and a more rigid cable than that used in malleable implants.

It became evident that the additional rigidity we’d given to the cable could produce tearing at the plate attached the pelvic bone. This risk of tearing increased if the patient manipulated the cable without “accompanying the curvature.”

The cable of the ZSI 100 FTM implant has been modified to provide flexibility in the curvature (and prevent the risk of tearing) while maintaining rigidity for penetration.

We have devised a protocol for patients, to avoid any risk of tearing during use of the implant. All patients using the ZSI 100 FTM implant should place a hand at the base of the implant to accompany — and thereby facilitate — the flexing of the cable.


ZSI is the only European manufacturer of artificial urinary sphincters and of malleable and inflatable penile implants, as solutions for male urological problems (incontinence), sexual complications (Erectile Dysfunction), and gender identity procedures (prostheses for trans men and women).

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