Minimally invasive treatment for faecal incontinence
Faecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the anus. Also called bowel incontinence, faecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.
THD SphinKeeper, a new artifi cial anal sphincter, was devised with the aim to treat faecal incontinence by implanting specifi cally designed self-expandable prostheses into the intersphincteric space.
Solid agents in the inter-sphincteric space produce longer and stable results and ultrasound check in the long term reveals no migration of the prostheses in almost all cases.
Minimum discomfort, no major complications, no infection, minimum rate of implant extrusion (assuring patient compliance in observing bed rest or slowly moving out of bed to chair for 48 hours after the procedure to minimize early prosthesis dislocation).
Cases are tipically performed in 40 minutes or less.
This procedure is cost effective with low material expenditure combined with short hospital stays and limited pain medication.