Implants And Graphs

As a spouse of a PD patient, what is the best way to approach the “inadequate” mental state my husband experiences — ignore, encourage, be candid, recommend medical treatment?

This is a very important question and I am delighted that you are concerned enough to address it in this website. Peyronie’s disease has been known for many years, but has recently been demonstrated in a proper trial to result in significant depression in the affected male.

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Are most patients who go through the Nesbit procedure or the grafting procedure better off after the surgery than before?

Dr. Levine answers: The question is clearly a good one and important to recognize that the indications for surgical correction depend upon several factors, and first and most importantly that the deformity of the penis interferes with sexual activity enough that it is difficult or impossible to

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What is the average recovery time and success of the graft procedure when using graft material from a hydrocele from the testicle?

The tunica vaginalis of the testicle has been used historically for correction of penile deformities as an autogenous graft material. This means the graft is taken from the patient’s own body. This does not need to be taken from a man who has an enlarged fluid filled

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Have you heard of the procedure used where Bovine pericardium graft is employed for resolving curvature?

Pericardial graft tissue has been employed from both bovine (cow) tissue and from human cadaver donors. The pericardium is the jacket that surrounds the heart. This has been found to be a useful tissue as it has many of the qualities of normal human tunica albuginea of

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Regarding penile implants, do you predict technology will modernize these? Such as enabling the implant to be the same size inflated, as once the original erection was, or maybe larger?

Penile implant technology has improved remarkably since the first inflatable devices of the early 1970s. The improvements were primarily to make the devices more reliable and less likely to mechanically fail. Various other modifications have been made to try to optimize the sizing of the prosthesis to

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