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InterStim Therapy for Fecal Incontinence

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 18, 2011 at 3:24 PM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
Medtronic's InterStim Therapy achieved through sacral nerve stimulation helped reduce incontinent episodes in victims suffering severe fecal incontinence.
 InterStim Therapy for Fecal Incontinence
InterStim Therapy for Fecal Incontinence
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The device was found to be safe and effective in patients with fecal incontinence of more than two times per week.  Nearly 40% of patients on InterStim therapy were benefited with perfect continence after three years of using the device.  

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The InterStim system is a neurostimulator device which is implanted surgically to deliver electric impulses to the sacral nerve in order to modulate the anal sphincter as a way to control incontinence.  

The device has greatly helped boost the quality of life for victims.



Source: Medindia
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