Navigation Links
Medical Breakthrough for Incontinence From InControl Medical, LLC Cleared by FDA
Date:3/1/2012

BROOKFIELD, Wis., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared InTone™, a medical device, to treat female urinary incontinence.

"InTone is a true medical breakthrough, and welcome news for the millions of women who have incontinence issues," said Herschel "Buzz" Peddicord, president & CEO of InControl Medical, LLC, and inventor of InTone.  "With InTone, we believe we can effectively treat this condition in most cases."

Urinary incontinence, or unwanted bladder leakage, affects up to 30 million American women.  Stress incontinence is unwanted bladder leakage that can occur after coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise, and urge incontinence is a strong, sudden need to urinate due to bladder spasms or contractions.  In most cases the root cause of incontinence is poor muscle tone in the pelvic floor muscles.  It can be caused by childbirth, trauma, excessive exercise, lack of exercise and other factors. 

InTone is the first medical device that combines mild micro-current stimulation (similar to a TENS unit), exercises and guided biofeedback to strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor.  

After prescribing InTone, the physician customizes the settings for InTone and the patient is shown how to use it at home.   A sensor in the unit measures pressure to determine if the patient is doing the exercises properly. The biofeedback unit uses voice-guided instruction to take her through the routine and reports her muscle isolation and strength.  Each daily session takes about ten minutes, and data from each session is recorded.  After two weeks or so, the physician analyzes the recorded data and adjusts InTone based on the patient's progress, and at-home treatment sessions continue.  Most patients should experience progress in a few weeks, and most patients should experience effective relief in 90 days.

Many women with urinary incontinence endure it in silence.  Absorbent pads and diapers do nothing to treat the condition.  Medications, if prescribed, can cause side effects and are not always effective.  Surgery, if performed, can be traumatic and painful, and is not always effective.  Research has shown that even when properly taught how to perform pelvic floor, or Kegel, exercises, about half of all women do them incorrectly. 

InTone is now available by prescription to patients in the United States.  More information on InTone can be found at www.incontrolmedical.com.

InTone was developed by InControl Medical, LLC, an FDA-listed company based in Brookfield, Wisconsin providing specialty medical products for women's health, and is sourced and manufactured entirely in the United States.


'/>"/>
SOURCE InControl Medical, LLC
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
2. You May Have a Thyroid Problem and Not Know It - Particularly If Youre Over 60, Says a New Harvard Medical School Report
3. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
4. Globus Medical Raises $110 Million in Series E Financing Round
5. Quark Pharmaceuticals Appoints New Chief Medical Officer
6. Boston University Biomedical Engineers Find Chink in Bacterias Armor
7. Rochester Medical Anti-Infection Foley Catheter Demonstrates Effectiveness in Randomized Trial
8. Rockwell Medical Technologies, Inc. Begins Patient Enrollment for its SFP Dose-Ranging Study
9. Flexible Medical Systems Raises $1.2M Seed Investment for Initial Human Trials
10. Cleveland Clinic Summits to Focus on Cardiovascular Medical Innovation
11. Rockwell Medical Technologies, Inc. Begins Dosing Patients for SFP Phase IIb Clinical Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... Glycotope GmbH, a clinical-stage immuno-oncology ... appointment of Dr. Alfredo Zurlo as Chief ... with many years clinical experience and a proven track ... role was at Mologen AG where he was Chief ... Dr. Zurlo held various positions at F Hoffmann La ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... NEW YORK , April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... will notably complement the company,s valve repair and ... the move also places Abbott more firmly into ... one of the fastest growing device areas, with ... to its recent report,  Advanced Remote Patient ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016 ... Phillips und Stephen Schmidt ... ArisGlobal®, ein führender Anbieter cloudbasierter Softwarelösungen ... bekannt, dass neue Führungskräfte zum Team Sicherheit ... die vielfältige Erfahrungen mitbringen.  Dies wird die ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:4/30/2016)... , ... May 01, 2016 , ... Serenity Recovery, a ... rehabilitation, has produced a new video that focuses on one of the more popular ... sessions and clips from interviews with a participating patients and the Yoga class instructor, ...
(Date:4/30/2016)... ... April 30, 2016 , ... ... RANKED Health , a program to critically evaluate and rank health-focused applications and ... program is to provide independent, unbiased and accurate information to help accelerate patient ...
(Date:4/30/2016)... ... April 30, 2016 , ... ... the use of the HyProCure sinus tarsi implant. ( http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/banned-quebec-dentist-pierre-dupont-working-as-chiropodist-in-ottawa-1.3515494 ) ... a minimally invasive procedure performed, when indicated, to correct the partial displacement ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 30, 2016 , ... World Patent Marketing , ... Springboard, an automotive invention that improves the storage features of a pick up ... says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "Over the ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... Two Ten Footwear Foundation, the national charitable foundation serving the footwear industry, has ... 8,000 volunteers representing more than 130 companies across 23 states during the months ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):