In this video, Dr Katelaris explains how inserting a penile prosthesis can be a treatment option for Peyronie’s Disease.
Peyronie’s disease is a condition marked by penile curvature, indentation and loss of penile length upon erection. In this 3 part series Dr Katelaris talks about the different surgery options available as treatment for Peyronie’s Disease.
Some men with Peyronie’s Disease have significant bend and they cannot get a good rigid erection.
Now, in these men, there is no point doing a reconstructive operation because they will then have a straight soft erection which is not useful.
For these men, the insertion of an implantable penile prosthesis is a very good way of restoring function.
This involves a day in hospital, general anaesthetic, the implantable inflatable prosthesis is inserted through a small cut in the scrotum, and six weeks later, they’re ready to have sexual intercourse.
The prosthesis straightens and makes rigid the erection and is a very good means of solving the problem.
The prosthesis is generally functional for 10 to 15 years and can, of course, be replaced should it stop working after that period.