Development of an implantable artificial anal sphincter using a shape memory alloy.

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The authors created a new artificial anal sphincter using a shape memory alloy (AS-SMA) to treat fecal incontinence and evaluated its validity. METHODS AS-SMA consists of 2 Ti-Ni plates to sandwich the intestine and generates a pressure of 55 mm Hg at its resting position. With the electric power supply, the 2 metals bend to form an… (More)

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@article{Nishi2004DevelopmentOA, title={Development of an implantable artificial anal sphincter using a shape memory alloy.}, author={Kotaro Nishi and Takamichi Kamiyama and Motoshi Wada and Shintaro Amae and Tomohiro Ishii and Toshiyuki Takagi and Yun Luo and Takeshi Okuyama and Tomoyuki Yambe and Yutaka Hayashi and Ryoji Ohi}, journal={Journal of pediatric surgery}, year={2004}, volume={39 1}, pages={69-72} }