Transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (TPTNS) in managing urinary incontinence

Nathalie Bredohl(1), François Pallatzky(2), Lauranne Goffioul(3), Florence Manto(4), Jean-François Fils(5), Jean-François Kaux(6) Published in the journal : January 2018 Category : Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Summary :

Up to 25% of women may be affected by urinary incontinence. Peripheral stimulation of posterior tibial nerve in the retromalleolar region can be proposed in certain cases of urinary incontinence. In this report, we conducted a follow-up on 268 patients suffering from incontinence and treated by the means of neuromodulation. The study analysis demonstrated significant success rates in patients with stress urinary incontinence, as well as in those with mixed incontinence.

What is already known about the topic?

The European Urology Association has not yet published any data on peripheral neuromudulation using surface electrodes for the management of urinary incontinence.

What does this article bring up for us?

This article reveals that this technique can be employed with success in the management of urinary incontinence. This therapeutic modality can also be proposed in the first-line setting concomitantly with rehabilitation, thereby further increasing the success rate.

Key Words

Urinary incontinence, peripheral stimulation