Congenital Curvature Treatment Options

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Penis surgery has traditionally been the only congenital curvature treatment available. Resent alternative treatment option is the use of Andropeyronie penis traction device for treating congenital curvature.

Corrective penis surgery is an invasive procedure and as such includes risks. Your doctor is therefore likely to recommend you try to live with your condition if your congenital penis curvature is mild or moderate and not stopping you from having sexual intercourse.

Congenital Curvature Surgery

Corrective penis surgery is the most effective way to straighten bent penis but there is always risk involved with any surgery. There can be complications during or after the surgery but also side effects, like risk of erectile dysfunction or impotence, penis shortening, loss of elasticity and reduced penile sensation.

This is why doctors reserve congenital curvature surgery for the most severe cases, i.e. when the curvature is so bad that sexual intercourse is difficult or simply impossible.

The most common form of congenital curvature surgery is plication surgery. Nesbit procedure is one form of plication surgery and many surgeons prefer this procedure for men with congenital penis curvature.

Plication is relatively simple procedure and usually performed under local anesthesia. It has shown good results in straightening penis curvature and high patient satisfaction.

“Plication techniques are used almost exclusively with high curvature correction rates (67-97%)” (European Association of Urology, 2012)

Penile shortening is the most common side effect of plication surgery. It has been reported in between 41 - 90% of cases (various studies).

There are other surgical procedures for treating congenital curvature but plication surgery is still the most popular congenital curvature treatment.

Traction Device For Treating Congenital Curvature

The use of penis traction device is more controversial congenital curvature treatment option.

Traction devices have shown to be effective to treat Peyronie's patients with penile curvature. I know, as I'm one of them.

That does not automatically mean that traction devices work well on congenital penis curvature. No studies are available on the efficiency (or not) of using penis stretching devices as congenital curvature treatment.

Dr. Levine is one of the best know Peyronie's specialists in the world today, this is what he has to say about this subject:

“External penile traction therapy has been used successfully with some success for Peyronie's disease to correct not only curvature, but may recover some lost length and improve indentation. This has not been tested yet in the congenital curvature/chordee population and it would seem intuitive that this technique would likely not work, as the tissues are not restricted by scar upon which the traction forces would be working as in the Peyronie's patient” (Institute for Sexual Medicine)

In the same article Dr. Levine recommends using external penile traction device to help with post-surgical loss of length.

The penis traction devices manufacturers claim to correct natural curvature (congenital curvature) as well as Peyronie's curvature but I have not been able to find any studies that satisfyingly confirm those claims.

There are still many that believe traction therapy may benefit men with congenital curvature as well. At least feel there is no conclusive evidence that it does not work.

No one seems to know if traction device works as congenital curvature treatment so the following are my personal thoughts about the subject.

Traditional traction devices are designed to lengthen normal penises, i.e. without scar tissues. They have been shown to work, i.e. traction works on lengthening all penises, not only for those that have Peyronie's penile plaque (scar tissue).

Some men with Peyronie's disease have also experienced penis straightening after using traction device, me included. The big question is can traction also straighten non-Peyronie's penises, i.e. without penile plaque.

Andropeyronie is a traction device that is especially designed to treat penile curvature. It allows the user to control the direction of the traction in order to apply stronger force to the opposite side of the curvature. It is actually the only penis traction device that offers directional traction.

Andropeyronie medical device for congenital curvature correction
Andropeyronie Medical Device

By applying the traction force to one side of the penis, you are only stretching one side, the shorter side.

If traditional traction device can stretch straight penis so it all gets longer, could Andropeyronie be able to stretch one side of a bent penis so that side gets longer and hence reduce the penis curvature?

It does sound quite reasonable to me.

Andropeyronie works for men with Peyronie's disease and is safe, inexpensive (compared to the other options), has no adverse side effects, and is non-invasive treatment option.

I think Andropeyronie is a genuine treatment option for men with mild or moderate congenital curvature and want to straighten their penis without congenital curvature surgery. As with any treatment, you can never guarantee 100% success, but in my personal opinion it is worth the try.

I recommend the Andropeyronie medical penis stretching device as an alternative method to straightening a bent penis without the risk and cost of a penis surgery. Visit the Andropeyronie official website Opens in new window symbol for more information and to buy.

The medical view is still that penis surgery is the only traditional congenital curvature treatment on offer.