Penile traction therapy involves stretching the penis with a self-applied mechanical device for a period of time to improve penile length, curvature and deformity. Studies have shown that penile traction can improve penile length and penile curvature for men with Peyronie's Disease.
Several penile traction devices are available, including a specific device that was designed by a Mayo Clinic Urologist to specifically treat men with Peyronie's Disease. Depending on the specific device that is used, traction therapy may need to be worn for as little as 30 minutes to as much as three to eight hours a day to achieve benefits. The effectiveness of treatment may also depend on the specific device used.
Traction therapy is recommended in both the early and later phases of Peyronie's disease. It's the only non-surgical treatment shown to improve penile length. Traction therapy may also be used combined with other treatments or after surgery for a better outcome.