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Assistive Product Beckenboden-Schrittmacher InterStim II

Product Type:

Stimulator with partial implants
Technique: sacral nerve simulation (SNS)

Areas of Application:

  • Faecal incontinence, constipation (constipation), overactive bladder and flaccid bladder


  • Urgency frequency syndrome
  • Urge incontinence
  • Urinary retention (flaccid bladder)


  • Lithotripsy
  • Electrocautery
  • MRI scans
  • Ultrasound scans
  • Defibrillators
  • Radiofrequency or microwave ablation
  • Radiation therapy


The InterStim II is a small pacemaker that is permanently attached under the skin. It is used in a minimally invasive and reversible procedure (low morbidity). The device sends weak electrical impulses to the nerves in the back that control the bowel, bladder and rectum. Through the nerves, these muscles are permanently trained and strengthened. Thus, it is used to treat conditions such as faecal incontinence, constipation, overactive bladder or flaccid bladder.
Sacral nerve simulation (SNS) is usually used when conservative therapeutic measures are not effective. After two successful test phases, in which the patient first tests the stimulation for a few days and then for a few weeks for effectiveness and tolerance, the device is attached to the pelvis under the skin in a small inpatient operation.
In addition to the constant control by the doctor, the patient can influence the intensity of the electrical impulses with a remote control.

Features / Components:

  • SoftStart/Stop
  • 4 programs
  • regulation of pulse intensity by radio waves (telemetry)
  • various stimulation parameters programmable
  • regulates the number of bowel movements
  • reduces incontinence episodes
  • eliminates the need for catheters or similar products
  • improved quality of life


  • Interstim II device
  • remote control
  • battery with an expected life of 7 years
  • can be combined with patient programming device InterStimiCon model 3037

Price (without guarantee):

The price is available on request from the manufacturer / distributor.

Product Information from the Manufacturer / Distributor:

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Medtronic GmbH
Earl-Bakken-Platz 1
40670 Meerbusch
Germany Telephone: 02159 8149-0 Email: Homepage:


Medtronic GmbH
Earl-Bakken-Platz 1
40670 Meerbusch
Germany Telephone: 02159 8149-0 Email: Homepage:

Technical Data:

Dimensions (H x W x D): 44 x 51 x 7.7 mm
Weight: 22 g
Material: titanium
Implantation depth: 2.5 cm
Length of electrodes (test phase): approx. 28 cm



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Last Update: 28 Jul 2022