Author(s): MULCAHY J J, WILSON S K
Peyronie's disease is a common malady affecting men mostly between the ages of 40 and 60. When penile curvature and erectile softening are present and the erectile dysfunction does not respond to Viagra a penile implant will strengthen and usually straighten the penis. If curvature persists after implant placement 'modeling' the erect penis will successfully achieve straightening in most patients. Plaque incision and grafting or a Nesbit procedure are rarely necessary to straighten the penis but will afford excellent results when employed. A thorough explanation of the pathogenesis of Peyronie's disease and effects of the disease and treatment on penile size will help avoid some of the disappointment seen when a shorter erection occurs.