Torax Medical, Inc., maker of the LINX Anti-Reflux Treatment System, has announced CE Marking of its FENIX Continence Restoration System. Like LINX, the FENIX System consists of a band of magnetic beads, but instead of being implanted around the esophageal sphincter, it is implanted around the anal sphincter to treat fecal incontinence.
Magnetic attraction between the beads keeps the sphincter closed, but this attraction is broken to allow the band to expand during voluntary passage of fecal matter.
Press release: Torax Medical Receives CE Mark for the FENIX Continence Restoration System
Product page: The FENIX Continence Restoration System
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