1.1 Evidence on the safety and efficacy of self-expanding implant insertion into the intersphincteric space for faecal incontinence is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research. Find out what only in research means on the NICE interventional procedures guidance page.
1.2 Further research should be in the form of randomised controlled trials and registry-based research to capture long-term outcomes. It should report details of patient selection.