Early intervention is important when treating erectile dysfunction associated with radical prostatectomy

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Erectile dysfunction is common after radical prostatectomy. In order to improve the recovery of erectile function, treatment should be initiated at the earliest opportunity after surgery, with phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors representing first-line therapy. For unresponsive patients, second-line alternatives include intracavernous injections, intraurethral alprostadil and/or vacuum devices, and implantation of a penile prosthesis is a third-line option.

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