Supporting therapy for the penis following paraplegia
Slowing down penile retraction
In the case of paraplegia the sexual function of the penis is usually seriously impaired. Because it is no longer sufficiently perfused and trained, the member gradually retracts into the pelvic tissue. In some cases the condition may be so extreme that the bladder can only be emptied by catheter.
The nerve endings are even more seriously affected than after undergoing prostate surgery. Due to the severing of the spinal cord nerves the pituitary glands in the brain, prostate, pelvic lymph nodes and testicles can no longer communicate with the seminal vesicles via the nerve tracts. This prevents the night-time erections necessary for perfusing the penis with blood and can result in a loss of functionality and length.
Treatment with PHALLOSAN® forte simulates erections by stronger perfusion of the member and can thus stop or retard penile retraction. By stimulation it is possible to return the penis to its original size after a few months - this can be a considerable boost to physical and mental health.