Nonsurgical Treatment

Iontophoresis treatment: Do you know of any other companies besides Physion that are offering this modality? I found numerous companies that make portable devices similar to Physion. Is their protocol machine different or is the iontophoresis basically the same?

The Physion device is unique in that it provides a reservoir, which is attached and sited directly over the Peyronie’s plaque. This is why it is not a particularly good device or approach for patients with downward or ventral curvature as it is difficult to get exposure

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Have vacuum appliances had any effect on helping Peyronie’s patients? Since there seems to be quite a controversy about the use of vacuum erection devices for PD therapy, would the doctor(s) provide any up to date information about the proper uses for the VEDs. Especially using the VEDs for PD.

Vacuum appliances have been reported to have some potential benefit in men who have established Peyronie’s disease. All of these studies are anecdotal reports on a limited number of patients, with no objective measures of improvement and no placebo control. It is my opinion that a vacuum

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I have seen literature describing the use of penis traction devices, such as the Pro-Extender, to treat Peyronie’s. Unlike vacuum devices, these traction devices are used for 8-12 hours a day. What is your opinion on this approach?

Please see the answer to the question above specifically regarding the use of traction devices. They have been reported to be left on the penis for as long as 8-12 hours which may be appealing as there is a longer duration of stretching forces. The concern is

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When talking about vacuum therapy for PD, is that the same as using a penis pump? Could using a penis pump cause more damage? Having used a penis pump, and now having PD, could it have helped to start Peyronie’s?

Vacuum constriction devices or vacuum erection devices (VEDs) have been used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction for many years. The device produces an erection-like state by creating a vacuum around the penis, rapidly drawing blood into the corpora cavernosa. After adequate tumescence and rigidity are attained,

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