Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for patients with faecal incontinence
Marion Allison Consultant nurse, Colorectal Development Unit, Royal London Hospital, London
Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is a new, non-invasive treatment for faecal incontinence. It is given in an outpatient setting and has few side effects. An increasing number of studies confirm its efficacy. This article discusses the procedure, reports early experiences of using PTNS at one centre in the UK and considers cost effectiveness.
Nursing Standard. 25, 24,44-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.02.25.24.44.c8343Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review