For the evaluation of patients with fecal incontinence, constipation, or any other disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract that may involve the anorectal sphincter, anorectal manometry systems are used. Anorectal manometry systems measure the anal sphincter muscles’ capacity to exert pressure in the rectum as well as their neural reflexes, which are ideal for routine bowel movements.
Systems for anorectal manometry are regarded as diagnostic tools rather than as a form of intervention or treatment.
Anorectal manometry systems use a balloon catheter to examine rectus muscle contraction and nerve bundles. The computer is connected to a small catheter that measures and records the pressure exerted by the rectum sphincter. Pediatric patients can also undergo anorectal manometry tests to identify anal malformations or dysfunctions like incontinence and constipation.
Hirschsprung disease, in which the colon (large intestine) is affected and causes difficulty in passing stool, is primarily diagnosed using anorectal manometry systems. Before the 20–30 minute anorectal manometry test, an enema is administered.
However, there is some risk involved with using anorectal manometry systems, including latex allergies, moderate pain, and complexity issues when using the equipment. A small balloon catheter is inserted into the rectum during the anorectal manometry procedure to measure internal pressure and access normal reflex pathways. Each of these procedural cycles involves analyzing the anal sphincter’s pressure.
Anorectal Manometry Procedural Information
Anorectal manometry systems measure how effectively the anal sphincter muscles relax and contract during the passage of stool. The rectum and anal areas are covered with specialized muscles that regulate appropriate bowel movement. Systems for anorectal manometry provide useful information for treating patients with fecal incontinence and constipation.
Furthermore, the main cause of fecal incontinence is weak rectum sphincter muscles with low muscle sensation. By using biofeedback techniques, such as anorectal manometry systems and particular pelvic exercises to bolster muscles and improve sensation, this can be avoided.
Factors Gardening the Growth of the Anorectal Manometry Systems Market
The prevalence and incidence rates of constipation and fecal incontinence are on the rise, and this is what is primarily driving the growth of the global anorectal manometry systems market.
While constipation is a result of slow colonic movement as well as malfunctions that can result in functional obstruction in muscles, fecal incontinence is caused by a variety of factors, including weak anal sphincter muscles and weak muscle sensation. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey’s (NHANES) estimates, 8.3% of non-institutionalized adults in the U.S. alone have fecal continence (FI). Men and women both have a similar prevalence of FI (7.7% vs. 8.9%).
Additionally, the market for anorectal manometry is expanding due to factors like the rising elderly population on a global scale, government initiatives, and patient pools. The main challenges to the market expansion for anorectal manometry systems, however, are the high cost of the instrument, a lack of skilled professionals, the instrument’s complexity, and complicated regulatory frameworks.
Examples of some of the key players identified in the global anorectal manometry systems market are Medtronic plc, Given Imaging Ltd., MD Solutions, MEDSPIRA, Albyn Medical Ltd., The Prometheus Group, LABORIE, Diversatek, Inc., Synectics Medical Limited, Medical Measurement Systems, Arndorfer Medical Specialties, Dentsleeve, Latitude, Mui Scientific, Sandhill Scientific, Sierra Scientific, and Arndorfer Medical Specialties. The anorectal manometry systems market is equipped with both domestic as well as international players.
- Diversatek, Inc.
- Synectics Medical Limited
- Medical Measurement Systems
- Mui Scientific
- Sandhill Scientific
- Sierra Scientific
- Arndorfer Medical Specialties
- Given Imaging Ltd.
- MD Solutions
- Albyn Medical Ltd.
- Arndorfer Medical Specialties
- Medtronic plc
- The Prometheus Group
Key Data Points Covered in the ReportThe report covers an exhaustive analysis on:
- Anorectal Manometry Systems Market by Product Type, Modality Type, and End User
- Regional-level market analysis of North America, Latin America, Europe, the Asia Pacific Excluding Japan & China, Japan, China, and the Middle East & Africa by product type, modality type, and end-user segments, and country
- Anorectal Manometry Systems Market Dynamics & Opportunity Assessment
- Historical Actual Market Size, 2013 – 2017
- Anorectal Manometry Systems Market Size & Forecast 2018 – 2028
- Anorectal Manometry Systems Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
- Competition & Companies involved