MiniACE Enema Button Device
Antegrade Enema is an alternative way to give an enema. Most people are familiar with a traditional, or retrograde enema. A retrograde enema is typically given by inserting a tube into the rectum and administering a solution that helps empty the colon. Alternatively, an antegrade enema is given by inserting a tube into the starting point of the colon (known as the cecum) and administering irrigation fluid that helps empty the bowels. The tube is inserted through a stoma, which is a surgical opening that connects the abdomen to the colon. A retrograde enema is performed from the “bottom up” while an antegrade enema is performed from the “top down”.
What is a Cecostomy Tube?
A Cecostomy Tube, also known as a C-tube, is a medical device used to create a direct channel between the beginning of the large intestine, the cecum, and the external abdominal wall. The cecostomy tube, which is placed within this channel or stoma site, allows a patient and/or their caregiver to administer an enema solution into the large intestine with the intention of producing a bowel movement. Enema solutions are typically composed of a mixture of water, salt, and sometimes other ingredients. Your physician will prescribe the ideal combination based upon your individual situation.
What does ACE mean?
ACE stands for Antegrade (in a forward direction) Continence (with bowel control) Enema (washout of the large intestine or colon). ACE might be recommended for patients who struggle with severe constipation or fecal incontinence (difficulty controlling bowel movement). Conditions which can contribute to severe constipation or fecal incontinence include Hirschsprung’s Disease, spina bifida, gastrointestinal dysmotility, malformations, and more. Your healthcare provider may suggest an ACE procedure if other forms of medical intervention, such as dietary changes or traditional/retrograde enemas, are not producing effective bowel movements. An antegrade enema might facilitate a more complete flush of the colon versus a traditional retrograde enema. The ACE procedure can allow for self-administration of enemas, which can increase independence and improve quality of life for some patients. There are two types of ACE procedures: Cecostomy and Appendicostomy.
What is the AMT MiniACE?
The AMT MiniACE is a balloon button that can be used to facilitate antegrade continence enemas (both Malone/appendicostomy and cecostomy). The device is low profile, meaning it sits flush against the skin and can be easily concealed under clothing and not interfere with day-to-day activities.
- Anti-leakage valve prevents backflow of irrigation fluids
- MiniACE is cleared for initial placement whereas Chait Trapdoor is not
- MiniACE is the only FDA cleared balloon button device for Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE) procedures.
- MiniACE can be easily exchanged in the exam room which means no anesthesia, no radiation, and no expensive trips to IR/OR
- Tapered tubing at the external bolster, along with an Exclusive AMT Balloon with a unique apple-shape, reduce the risk of leaks
- The MiniACE internal retention balloon is gentle on the intestinal walls as opposed to the coils and exposed interior tip of the Chait Trapdoor
- AMT’s MiniACE balloon button is 450% more secure within the stoma as compared to the Chait Trapdoor which reduces the risk of accidental pull-outs
- Patient-specific sizing of the MiniACE leads to less movement (“pistoning”) within the stoma which can reduce the risk of nerve damage and pain at the stoma site
It’s all About the Balloon
- A Durable Balloon: Made from medical-grade silicone, which can increase the longevity of the MiniACE.
- An Adjustable Balloon: Balloon fill volume can be easily adjusted for a custom-fit, as recommended by your healthcare provider. A better fit can improve patient comfort and reduce leaks.
- A Better Balloon: Exclusive AMT Balloon with unique “apple-shape”, is designed to cover more surface area, take up less space in the colon, and minimize leaks at the cecostomy site. When filled, the AMT balloon grows horizontally to provide a larger seal surface and may help to reduce granulation tissue.
Safe and Secure: Irrigation Set Attachment - AMT’s MiniACE Irrigation Set locks into place with a simple turn! The connection between the MiniACE Button and its irrigation set is 10x stronger than the competition.
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- No returns will be accepted after 30 days from the date of shipment.
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- The products must be new, unused condition, not tampered with, in original packaging and returned at the customers expense in the original packaging.
- If your return is not due to any manufacturing defect then the original shipping cost will be deducted from the total refund.
- Hygiene, bath and toilet items cannot be returned once opened or used.
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