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Torax Medicalís FENIX Continence Restoration System Receives U.S. FDA Approval

by Vishnuprasad on December 25, 2015 at 12:50 PM
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Torax Medicalís FENIX Continence Restoration System Receives U.S. FDA Approval

Torax Medical (Shoreview, Minnesota) has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its FENIX continence restoration system. The system is essentially similar to the company's LINX gastroesophageal reflux management product.

LINX is a bracelet made of magnetic beads that sits around the esophagus, a part of the alimentary canal which connects the throat to the stomach. The LINX prevents acid from rising up from the stomach by contracting the lower esophageal sphincter.

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However, the FENIX prevents involuntary discharge toward the other end of the gastrointestinal tract. The device is implanted using a single incision. The size of the bracelet is decided using a provided tool. X-rays are used to confirm the appropriate size of the implant and to make sure the functionality of the system following the procedure.

Fecal incontinence or bowel incontinence is a lack of control over defecation, leading to involuntary loss of bowel contents - including flatus (gas), liquid stool elements and mucus, or solid feces. Fecal incontinence is a sign or a symptom, not a diagnosis.



Source: Medindia
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