If you’re interested in improving your penile structure, you’ve probably considered using a Penis Traction Device. But how can you optimize your results? The RestoreX device was designed specifically for men with penile curvature caused by Peyronie’s disease. It applies gentle dynamic pressure to stretch and shape the penis. In fact, studies conducted on men with Peyronie’s disease have shown that use of the device for thirty minutes each day leads to significant straightening and lengthening of the penis, compared to using a PTT device for several hours a day.
Consistency is key to achieving optimal results
A new penile traction device was recently developed as a treatment for PD. Funded by Mayo Ventures, the device was subjected to a clinical study to determine whether it was safe and effective. A standard traction device is comprised of a plastic support ring on the base of the penis and a distal ring below the corona. Two parallel stabilizing rods are attached to the device via a spring device. After the device is removed, the patient can add extenders to his penis. This relatively noninvasive treatment is available directly to consumers and is considered a viable option for treating PD.
The study included 110 men, divided into three arms: one arm received the device for 30 minutes twice a day, one arm received it three times daily, and the third arm received it three times a day. In each arm, 27-28 men participated. Patients were trained on how to use the device and were asked to keep a diary of their usage, penile length, and counter-bending. The penile length and curvature were measured at baseline, three months, and nine months.
In the case of acute or chronic Peyronie’s disease, patients may choose a surgical option. While surgery is the most definitive treatment, many patients prefer a noninvasive method six to twelve months after the onset of symptoms. The exact course of treatment depends on the symptom severity and baseline erectile function, as well as the length of the symptoms.
Time commitment is required
To optimize results with penile traction therapy, a man must be willing to commit at least 30 minutes a day to the treatment. This treatment is usually followed by an open label phase of three months during which a man may use it as much as he would like. During this period, a man must also adhere to a strict time commitment in order to achieve the best possible results.
Because the procedure is minimally invasive, many patients in the acute phase of PD will progress to surgery or intralesional therapy. However, PTT has low morbidity and can be applied to the preoperative patient population. Although a patient must make a commitment of time in order to achieve optimal results, this is not a barrier to the use of this treatment. If performed properly, the therapy can improve the quality of life of sufferers and reduce the incidence of recurrence of the condition.
Limitations of penile traction therapy
Although the concept of penile traction therapy is not new, a number of devices have been on the market for years. Several of these devices can be extremely uncomfortable and require lengthy treatments. Additionally, patients are often required to use the devices for a long period of time, two to nine hours a day. While these limitations may not be fatal, they do compromise patient compliance and adverse outcomes. Newer devices are designed to increase traction dynamically and only require 30 minutes of traction therapy each day.
One of the most significant drawbacks of existing PTT devices is the lack of adjustability. The RestoreX device, for example, was originally designed to treat men with peyronie’s disease. This device applies gentle dynamic pressure that helps shape and stretch the penis. Studies have shown that men with peyronie’s disease can significantly straighten their penises after using the device for 30 minutes per day. By contrast, previous PTT devices required many hours of daily use.
While traction therapy is an effective treatment for penile curvature, it may not be suitable for all men. In fact, a few other medical procedures may be a better option. One such procedure is radical prostatectomy, which shortens the penis. However, it leaves a gap in the prostate and requires the surgeon to reconnect the urethral stump to the bladder. In addition, penile traction therapy may cause more pain and less satisfaction.