Urgent PC Faecal Incontinence

Urgent PC Neuromodulation System is designed for the treatment of faecal incontinence.

The Urgent PC is an effective, office-based method for stimulating confidence and control in patients when conservative therapies fail.

Urgent PC is a Simple Procedure

  • Provides percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation: a slim needle electrode, inserted near the tibial nerve, carries electric impulses from a hand-held stimulator to the sacral plexus
  • 30-minute treatment sessions
  • After the 12 initial treatments, some patients may need occasional sessions to sustain symptom relief
  • Most common side-effects are temporary and include mild pain or skin inflammation at or near the stimulation site


*Please note, the above video makes reference to the traetment of Overactive Bladder with Urgent PC, but PTNS with Urgent PC also treats faecal incontience by stimulating the nerves in teh sacral plexus.

Results Supported by Clinical Evidence*

  • Growing number of publications highlight the clincial performance of PTNS with Urgent PC
    for the treatment of faecal incontinenence
  • Most studies show >60% patient response rates (range of 38 - 82%) (1-9)
  • PTNS provides superior performance compared to TENS and Sham treatment (5)
  • In a meta-analysis, percutaneous PTNS treatment provided statistically significant decrease in FI episodes in all nine studies evaluating the treatment (10)

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Reference Material


1. Allison, M., Prosser, K., & Martin-Lumbard, K. (2009). Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation: A new treatment for faecal incontinence. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 8(1), 19-26.

2. Shafik, A., Ahmed, I., El-Sibai, O., & Mostafa, R.M. (2003). Percutaneous peripheral neuromodulation in the treatment of fecal incontinence. Eur Surg Res, 35, 103-7.

3. Mentes, B.B., Yüksel, O., Aydin, A., Tezcaner, T., Leventolu, A., & Aytac, B. (2007), Posterior tibial nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence after partial spinal injury:
Preliminary report. Tech Coloproctol, 11(2), 115-9.

4. Govaert, B., Pares, D., Delgado-Aros, S., La Torre, F., & Baeten, C. (2008). A prospective multicentre study to investigate percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for
the treatment of faecal incontinence. Colorectal Disease, 10(Suppl. 2), 1-13.

5. George, A.T., Kalmar, K., Sala, S., Kopanakis, K., Panarese, A., Dudding, T.C., et. al.(2013). Randomized controlled trial of percutaneous versus transcutaneous posterior
tibial nerve stimulation in faecal incontinence. Br J Surgery, 100, 330-338.

6. Boyle, D.J., Prosser, B.N., Allison, M.E., Williams, N.S., & Chan, C.L.H. (2010). Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for the treatment of urge fecal incontinence. Dis Colon
Rectum, 53, 432-7.

7. Hotouras, A., Thaha, M.A., Boyle, D.J., Allison, M.E., Currie, A., Knowles, C.H., et al.(2012). Short-term outcome following percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for
faecal incontinence: a single-centre prospective study. Colorectal Disease, 14, 1101-5.

8. de la Portilla, F., Rada, R., Vega, J., González ,C.M., Cisnersos, N. & Maldonado, V.F. (2009). Evaluation of the use of posterior tibial nerve stimulation for the treatment of
fecal incontinence: Preliminary results of a prospective study. Dis Colon Rectum, 52(8), 1427-33.

9. Edenfield, A.L., Amundsen, C.L, Wu, J.M., Levin, P.J. & Siddiqui, N.Y. (2015). Posterior tibial nerve stimulation for the treatment of fecal incontinence: a systematic
evidence review. Obstet Gynecol Surv, 70, 329-41.