The Nexus® Hemorrhoid Ligator from Inx Medical
Hemorrhoids are a very common medical condition, and yet only one-third of individuals diagnosed with hemorrhoids seek medical treatment. More than 10 million people in the United States suffer from hemorrhoids, and approximately 1 million new cases are diagnosed each year, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that approximately 75% of the population will experience hemorrhoids at some point in their lives.
Although some people may live with hemorrhoids for several years without experiencing any signs or symptoms, hemorrhoids can often cause severe discomfort and grow large enough to interfere with daily activities.
Treatment options for hemorrhoids
Traditional approaches to hemorrhoid removal involve surgery performed under general anesthesia with a recovery period of up to three weeks. However, new approaches to hemorrhoid treatment, such as the Nexus Hemorrhoid Ligator with EasyFire® technology, make it possible to perform hemorrhoid ligation as an in-office procedure, with no bowel preparation, sedation, or pain medication required. Patients can have their hemorrhoids treated in less than five minutes and return to their normal daily activities.
Rubber band ligation with the Nexus System
Rubber band ligation is a safe, non-surgical procedure for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids that causes minimal discomfort. In this procedure, a tiny rubber band is placed around the hemorrhoid tissue, disrupting the blood supply. The tissue shrinks and falls off naturally within a few days. Rubber band ligation has long been considered the “gold standard” in hemorrhoid treatment and is used to treat up to 80% of patients with hemorrhoids; however, the technology has remained largely unchanged for the past 50 years — until now.
The Nexus Ligator System from inx Medical is specially designed to be the most patient-friendly rubber band ligation option available, making the process of banding internal hemorrhoids faster and more effective than ever before. The sleekly designed ligator includes two triggers. The suction trigger on the back of the device creates suction on the hemorrhoid, drawing it into the nozzle. The small band trigger, activated by the physician’s finger, deploys a latex-free rubber band on to the targeted hemorrhoid.
The Nexus kit also includes a clear, disposable lighted anoscope, which makes it easy for the physician to directly visualize the hemorrhoids and target them for banding.
Benefits of rubber band ligation with the Nexus Ligator System:
- Quickest treatment option available for hemorrhoids
- Non-allergenic, with latex-free rubber bands
- Completely disposable, eliminating the risk for cross-contamination
- Can treat single or multiple hemorrhoids during one procedure
- Non-disruptive before or after the procedure
- Gives doctors the clearest possible view of the procedure, ensuring safety
The Nexus Ligator System allows medical providers to offer patients a quick and painless option for hemorrhoid treatment that delivers a short-term success rate up to 99%, and a long-term success rate up to 80%.
About inx Medical
Inx Medical LLC is a privately held, St. Louis-based medical device company that designs, develops and markets medical devices within the general surgery and gastrointestinal space. The inx Medical suite of devices is designed for minor non-surgical procedures performed in a physician’s office, as well as for more complex surgical procedures performed in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center. The core product line offered by inx Medical’s provides a continuum of care to aid in the treatment and surgical removal of hemorrhoids.
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