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Insufficiency of the anal sphincters may be caused by muscle defects or a loss of muscle innervation (peripheral or central nerves). The conditions may also result from sensation disorders of the anal canal.
In patients with faecal incontinence whose sphincter muscles are not damaged we can apply permanent sacral nerve stimulation (SNS). During the procedure electrodes are permanently implanted through the sacrum. The electrodes are connected with the stimulator (also implanted under the skin) controlled from the outside.
The procedure helps to achieve full control of bowel movement.