In one of the clinics of the USA made the first 4 surgical procedures that have saved patients from serious health problems – fecal incontinence. The role of a reliable lock of the sphincter in this case performs a “necklace” of magnetized balls.
Fecal incontinence is an extremely sensitive issue and for this reason people not connected with medicine, not imagine its true dimensions. However, according to the authors report a new method of treatment of this disorder, fecal incontinence is more than 20% of American women over the age of 45 years.
In the most severe cases doctors have to form the stoma in such patients – output hole of the rectum to the anterior abdominal wall, despite the absence of bowel disease. Fecal incontinence is usually associated with the malfunction of the muscles of the anal sphincter, and the reasons for such damage are very numerous – from the banal to severe hemorrhoids childbirth.
And surgeons from the Mayo clinic in Jacksonville, Florida ((Clinic’Mayo’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida) was first used to treat this disorder, which also has an extremely heavy effect on the psyche of patients, a fundamentally new method.
With the surgery which lasts no more than 45 minutes, they lay on the anal canal “necklace” metal beads, strung on a thin wire of titanium.
The balls are made of titanium alloy with iron and are therefore magnetic. Pre-magnetized beads are very much attracted to each other and securely lock the sphincter.
If you need to free the bowel patient enough to slightly naturalise – as a result, the balls will disperse and allow the contents to come out. After that, the magnetic field will again cause them to tightly hug each other and squeeze the sphincter.
A similar method for several years in the USA and some other countries for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. In this case, the “necklace” of magnetized beads are placed on the lower esophageal sphincter.