The challenge of treating Peyronie's disease

The therapies which can be offered depend on the stage of the disease.

Peyronie's disease (PD) is a debilitating sexual condition characterised by penile pain, curvature and/or deformity, palpable plaque(s) and erectile dysfunction (ED).1

It is generally agreed the development of PD is a result of repetitive trauma to the erect penis with ensuing fibrous plaque formation and an aberrant wound healing process.1

A recent online study conducted across metropolitan and rural cities in Australia showed more than 19% of adult males reported penile curvature (unpublished data). It is often difficult to predict the