Introduction: Penile traction therapy (PTT) aims to non-surgically reduce curvature, enhance girth, and recover lost length. Available clinical practice guidelines however lack clear recommendations regarding their use. Aim: To present a comprehensive review and recommendation regarding the available evidence to the use of PTT in Peyronie's disease (PD). Methods: A systematic literature search was performed on Pubmed and Medline for relevant studies from all times until 2019. Studies of PTT (monotherapy and in combination) in patients with PD with any documented degree of curvature and in either the acute or chronic phase of the disease were included. Full texts not published in English language were excluded. Main outcomes measures: Several scenarios, including preclinical data have been investigated. For each topic covered evidence was analyzed and expert opinion was stated. Results: The paucity of high-level studies precluded any strong recommendations, however, specific statements on this topic, summarizing the ESSM position, were provided. The available data about the use of PTT in PD are still poor, and the impact of this therapy for the treatment of PD has not been clearly stablished. Available data in the clinical setting are still poor, and the impact of these devices on PD evolution has not been clearly established. Conclusion: PTT seems to be a valid treatment option for PD, although there is not enough evidence to give any definitive recommendation in any clinical scenario.

The Use of Penile Traction Devices for Peyronie's Disease: Position Statements from the European Society for Sexual Medicine

Aversa A.
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2021-01-01

Abstract

Introduction: Penile traction therapy (PTT) aims to non-surgically reduce curvature, enhance girth, and recover lost length. Available clinical practice guidelines however lack clear recommendations regarding their use. Aim: To present a comprehensive review and recommendation regarding the available evidence to the use of PTT in Peyronie's disease (PD). Methods: A systematic literature search was performed on Pubmed and Medline for relevant studies from all times until 2019. Studies of PTT (monotherapy and in combination) in patients with PD with any documented degree of curvature and in either the acute or chronic phase of the disease were included. Full texts not published in English language were excluded. Main outcomes measures: Several scenarios, including preclinical data have been investigated. For each topic covered evidence was analyzed and expert opinion was stated. Results: The paucity of high-level studies precluded any strong recommendations, however, specific statements on this topic, summarizing the ESSM position, were provided. The available data about the use of PTT in PD are still poor, and the impact of this therapy for the treatment of PD has not been clearly stablished. Available data in the clinical setting are still poor, and the impact of these devices on PD evolution has not been clearly established. Conclusion: PTT seems to be a valid treatment option for PD, although there is not enough evidence to give any definitive recommendation in any clinical scenario.
2021
Conservative treatment
Penile traction
Peyronie's disease
Traction therapy
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