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Peyronie's Surgery Or Traction Therapy?
Should surgery be done then use the traction device or use the traction device instead of surgery? Also once the curvature is corrected with the traction device will the curvature ever return?
My Peyronie's Answer
These are good questions, I will address each seperatly.
Should surgery be done then use the traction device or use the traction device instead of surgery?
Surgery is the only treatment option that can almost guarantee straight penis.
However, there are some serious potential side effect from any penis surgery, like the risk of erectile dysfunction / impotence, penile shortening, loss of elasticity and reduced penile sensation. This is why most men consider penis surgery as the last resort, i.e. they try other less invasive treatment options first, e.g. traction therapy.
Surgery is anyway never done unless men have reached the stable phase of the disease, i.e. their condition is not progressing anymore. Most Peyronie's specialists now encourage men in the acute phase to try other less invasive treatment option (including traction) to try to stop / reverse the progression of the disease.
So yes, many men use traction device instead of Peyronie's surgery (trying to avoid having to have surgery later).
However, sometimes surgery is the only or right option for men with penile curvature. As loss of penile length is common side effect from surgery, some men use traction device after their surgery to gain back lost length (then using it for penis enlargement, not to correct the curvature).
So yes, many men use traction device after their penis surgery.
Once the curvature is corrected with the traction device will the curvature ever return
Once curvature has been corrected / reduced, whether with traction device, surgery, injections or any other means, it will not return UNLESS men have new onset of Peyronie's disease, e.g. have new penis injury.
This is why men that have had Peyronie's should take reasonable care (though no need to become overly concerned) when having sexual intercourse in the future.
I hope this answers your questions satisfyingly. I wish you all the best with your treatment.