Anuform anal electrode
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Anuform anal electrode

$50.00

Brand: NEEN Code: ANFE

Description

Specifications

Anuform® Anal Electrode

  • Revolutionary shape provides efficient and comfortable stimulation (electrical stimulation) or recording (EMG).
  • Suitable for use by men and women anally and can be used vaginally by females if a very small probe is required (but single orifice use only - if used vaginally , do not use the same probe rectally or vica versa)

Conditions Anuform® may be helpful in treating:

  • bowel / faecal incontinence
  • male pelvic floor stimulation
  • female pelvic floor stimulation of EAS and puborectalis
  • intra-vaginally when a small probe is required ( but single orifice use only - if used vaginally , do not use the same probe rectally or vica versa)
  • EMG recording anally for assessment of anal sphincter and pelvic floor muscles function
  • downtraining of overactive pelvic floor muscles using EMG

For use with EMG biofeedback devices:  Neurotrac Simplex EMG     Peritone EMG

or with Electrical Stimulation devices :  Neurotrac Continence    Neurotrac Pelvitone    Neen Pericalm   

 

READ AN ELECTRODE COMPARISON BLOG HERE

 

Anal Insertion and Use:

  • Usually easiest used in side lying but can be used lying on your back with knees bent comfortably.
  • For comfort, do not use when your rectum is full. It will be more comfortable to use when rectum is empty - after a bowel motion.
  • Use a small amount of water-based lubricant to assist insertion and contact such as YESSylk or Optilube.
  • Only insert the body of the electrode into the anus, the removal ring MUST remain outside the anus.
  • Due to pressure within the rectum/anus you will find it easier to gently hold the removal ring to ensure it is not pushed out of the anus.
  • It can be helpful to take a deep breath in, then out and relax as you exhale , gently bearing down through the back passge to aide insertion.
  • Anal electrodes generally slide in quite easily.
  • For best contact with the muscles to be stimulated, the electrode plates should be facing your hips (ie left and right) not your tailbone and pubic bone unless advised by your treating health professional.
  • The leads on the Anuform® electrode that connect to the leads to the stimualtion machine) should be facing upwards or towards your pubic bone.
  • During a contraction of the pelvic floor muscles when the stimulation machine is active you should feel the end of the probe pulling inwards slightly
  • The sensation should be a strong buzzing type sensation, not painful. It may take you a few sessions to get used to the feeling before you can turn it up to elicit a contraction.
  • Even without a contraction being elicited initially, the sensory input of the stimulation will help to reconnect your pelvic floor with the sensory and motor cortexes in the brain.

Vaginal Insertion and Use: 

  • Usually easiest lying on your back with knees bent comfortably but can be inserted and used in side lying
  • For best contact with the muscles to be stimulated, the electrode plates should be facing your hips (ie left and right) not your tailbone and pubic bone unless advised by your treating health professional.
  • Use a small amount of lubricant to assist insertion.
  • The leads on the Anuform® electrode that connect to the leads to the stimualtion machine) should be facing upwards or towards your pubic bone.
  • Only insert the body of the electrode, the removal ring MUST remain outside the vagina.
  • During a contraction of the pelvic floor muscles when the stimulation machine is active you should feel the end of the probe dipping downwards towards your tailbone (feel via the removal ring)
  • The sensation should be a strong buzzing type sensation, not stinging or painful. It may take you a few sessions to get used to the feeling before you can turn it up to elicit a contraction.
  • Even without a contraction being elicited initially, the sensory input of the stimuation will help to reconnect your pelvic floor with the sensory and motor cortexes in the brain

Care of your electrode:

  • Please handle your electrode with care, the wires in the leads are delicate.
  • Insert and remove via the flange, NOT the leads.
  • DO NOT wrap the leads around the electrode when storing.
  • Clean your electrode before and after each use with warm soapy water. Let it dry and return it to its plastic bag and store in a safe dry place.

 

The Anuform Anal Electrode  is designed for single person use and should not be autoclaved. It is manufactured from medical grade materials but not in guaranteed sterile conditions and we therefore recommend cleaning before initial use.
 

Do not use if you are pregnant, have an anal or rectal prolapse, haemorrhoids or fissures. Before using electrical stimulation for the pelvic floor check HERE for further contraindications

The metal electrodes contain a percentage of Nickel which may cause an allergic reaction in case of oversensitivity for Nickel. 

 

Materials:
Anuform is manufactured from medical grade materials but is not manufactured under sterile conditions and we therefore recommend cleaning before initial use.

Probe body: High Impact Polystyrene

Electrodes: Medical Grade Stainless Steel

Cables: PVC over copper tinsel conductors

METAL ELECTRODES CONTAIN A PERCENTAGE OF NICKEL. THIS MAY CAUSE AN ALLERGIC REACTION IN THE CASE OF OVERSENSITIVITY TO NICKEL

Weight:
23.5g

Cable Length:
30cm

Connectors:
2 x 2mm diameter female sockets

Electrode Surface Area:
3cm
2 per electrode

Cleaning:
Wash in warm soapy water
Rinse in clean water and dry
Repeat after each use and dry thoroughly before storing
DO NOT use boiling water

‘In Use’ product lifetime:
6 months

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