POSTERIOR TIBIAL NERVE STIMULATION (PTNS)

Many different alternatives may be used for the treatment of Fecal Incontinence, depending on the cause and severity of symptoms.

By stimulating the posterior tibial nerve (PTNS) we activate a retrogradous mechanism trough the cortex to the sacral nerve roots.

A needle electrode is inserted close to the medial malleolus (ankle) posterior to the tibia, stimulating the nerve at this level.

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The treatment is achieved by 30 min aprox. sessions weekly or twice a month, and this can be done ambulatory in the office.

By this almost painless therapy we can treat fecal as well as urinary incontinence, specially in cases when surgical approach is not recommended, as well as idiophatic cases.

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