Fecal Incontinence is a physcially and psychologically debilitating disease affecting an estimated 1-2% of the general population living independently and nearly 40-50% of those living in long term care facilities. While the condition affects men and women alike, it is more prevalent in women, the elderly, and in nursing home patients. Whether living independently or in a care facility, the effects of fecal incontinence can cause significant psychological damage as well as consume significant health care resources.
People living with fecal incontinence are often embarrassed due to the social stigma attached to the affliction. This not only leads to delayed treatment, but not surprisingly, to damaging psychological issues which may include self-imposed social isolation, severe depression, personal and family strains, and increased anxiety. The very real problem of social isolation can have a significant effect on persons suffering from fecal incontinence resulting in a detrimental impact on their quality of life. For example, many people with this condition will refrain from going out in public or interacting with friends and loved ones, leading to a sedentary lifestyle and loss of meaningful relationships and/or intimacy.
Further, the cost of care for treating and/or managing the condition for patients who are institutionalized is significant not only in regard to the personnel resources required, but also due to increased risk of infection, bed sores, and even increases in the length of stay for short term patients. Fecal incontinence is often cited as one of the leading causes of permanent institutionalization.
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Minnesota Medical Technologies recently broke ground on our new building October 22, 2015. Located at 2446 Henry Road NW in Stewartville, MN, the facility will house office space and a sophisticated, automated pilot production line.
This site is currently under construction and will be undergoing changes/updates for the foreseeable future.