It is a disease that can occur initially with pain, and subsequently with a degree of penile incursion that can hinder and even prevent intercourse, and is caused by the presence of fibrous or calcified plaques that limit the extension of the penis during erection. Most patients with Peyronie's disease also tend to have erectile dysfunction, and to date, they wander through clinics, specialized centers and the web looking for non-surgical therapeutic alternatives.
Whether due to ignorance or shame on the part of those who suffer from it, its disclosure has been limited, however, urologists can attest to the high incidence of this pathology.
Shockwaves act by stimulating cells to release “growth factors,” which produce the transdifferentiation of rigid fibroblasts into elastic myofibroblasts, revascularization of the corpora cavernosa, and significant vasodilation.
When the disease presents with pain, revascularization and vasodilation suppress it by improving tissue oxygenation, when there are fibrous plaques, the "transdifferentiation" of fibroblasts in myofibroblasts "elastizes" them by correcting the curvature, and when the plaques are calcified, the revascularization of the corpora cavernosa allows a rapid reabsorption of calcium, to later correct the incurvation.
By having a SWE SSI 2D Elastograph in Shockwave Argentina, we have the possibility to monitor the result of the treatments objectively, since beyond the clinical improvement, we can measure the tensile forces in kilopascals and in a color scale They produce the curvature.
The treatment, considered as a "non-invasive regenerative biosurgery" is painless, has no adverse effects, is performed in a few sessions and collaterally improves erectile function.