EP1624843A4 - Hemorrhoid treatment device - Google Patents

Hemorrhoid treatment device

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EP1624843A4
EP1624843A4 EP20040760412 EP04760412A EP1624843A4 EP 1624843 A4 EP1624843 A4 EP 1624843A4 EP 20040760412 EP20040760412 EP 20040760412 EP 04760412 A EP04760412 A EP 04760412A EP 1624843 A4 EP1624843 A4 EP 1624843A4
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Jiro Takashima
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H21/00Massage devices for cavities of the body, e.g. nose, ears and anus ; Vibration or percussion related aspects A61H23/00

Abstract

A hemorrhoid treatment device (10) has a first end section (11), a middle section (20) and a concaved section (17). The first end section (11) has a size suitable to fitting into a human rectum. The middle section (20) is positioned between the first end section (11) and a concaved section (17). The length of the middle section (20) is between 12 mm. and 19 mm. The middle section (20) can be a cylindrical, concave or convex shape. The concaved section (17) has a concavity extending around the concaved section (17). The concaved section (17) has a first end (16) separated from a second end (18) by between 12mm and 19mm. Diameters of the first end (16) and the second end (18) of the concaved section (17) and the end (15) of the middle section (20) on an opposite side from the concaved section (17) are almost equal.

Description

HEMORRHOID TREATMENT DEVICE

FIELD OF THE INVENTION [0001] The present invention relates to apparatus for the treatment of hemorrhoids. More particularly, the present invention relates to devices for massaging internal and external hemorrhoids by the self-movement of the device. The present invention also relates to devices that are held within the anal canal and are driven by the peristaltic activity of the surface of the anal canal for the purpose of massaging internal and external hemorrhoids.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION [0002] There are several anal treatment dilators and various mechanical devices, which are intended to facilitate the treatment of hemorrhoidal tissues. For example, U.S. Patent No. 3,675,642 ssued on July 11, 1942 is a post operative stationary device for enlargement of the anal canal. This device having more than 1.25 inches diameter and a shoulder at the bottom of the device that restricts free movement of the device. The device's big diameter induces the evacuative response of the anorectal area. Also the diameter of the device narrows by less than 1.5 inches from the base flange toward the end of the device. This large area of the narrowing tapered surface toward a bland end of the device receives a downward thrust force from the lateral pressure of the anorectal area. Some support is necessary to keep this device inside the anal canal.

[0003] US Patent No.4,263,914 massages the anal canal manually. US. PatentNo.4,583,542 issued on April 22,1986 to Z.R. Boyd, describes a stationary device with free self movement restricted by a steep circumferential shoulder of the head and a large flange associated with the device. This device is intended to stay in a stationary position. U.S. Patent No . 5 ,797,950 to the present inventor utilizes anal sphincter contractions to massage the prostate by reciprocal linear movement of the apparatus held by a rod set against the perineum region.

[0004] U.S. Patent No. 6,589,193 to the present inventor utilizes the entire anal canal's static and dynamic lateral pressure and the peristaltic activity of the anal canal to massage the internal and external hemorrhoids. With the exception of U.S. patent No. 6,589,193, no previous invention mobilizes the apparatus to massage the internal and external hemorrhoids by the activity of the pecten and the peristalistic movement within the anal canal.

[0005] It is an object of the present invention to induce a peristaltic movement inside the anal canal. The device is held by the pecten and driven slightly back and forth by the peristaltic activity within the pecten The pecten is a narrow, concaved portion of the anal canal. These slight movements effectively massage the internal and the external hemorrhoids without aggravating the condition. [0006] In addition, the peristaltic movement within the pecten consumes a large amount of energy, increasing fresh blood circulation to the anorectal area to improve hemorrhoidal conditions. [0007] It is another object of the present invention to provide a small- diameter device with a smooth surface so as not to aggravate the condition of the hemorrhoids.

[0008] It is further an object of the present invention to provide a hemorrhoidal treatment device, which is easy to use, inexpensive and easy to manufacture.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION [0009] The basic present invention comprises a device having a first end section, a middle section, and a concaved section. The first end section has a bulbous top portion and various surfaces extending to the middle section. The middle section can be formed by various shaped surfaces, such as cylindrical, tapered, convex, and concave with an almost equal diameter at the both ends of the middle section. The diameter of both ends of the middle section will be less than 19mm. This small diameter will serve to optimize the activity of the pecten and to decrease the influence of the lateral pressure of the internal hemorrhoidal area. The length of the middle section is 12mm to 20mm inclusive. The concaved section has an area between a first end thereof and a second end thereof. This concaved section is provided so that the pecten can grip the device. The length of the concaved section is 12mm to 20 mm inclusive. The diameters of the first end and the second end of the concaved section are almost equal. The distance between the top end of the first end section and the second end of the concaved section is less than 100 mm.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS [0010] FIGURE 1 is a side elevational view of the preferred embodiment of the hemorrhoidal treatment device of the present invention.

[0011] FIGURE 2 is an illustration of apreferred embodiment of the hemorrhoidal treatment device of the present invention as located within the pecten in the anal canal.

[0012] FIGURE 3 is a side elevational view of the alternative embodiment of the hemorrhoidal treatment device of the present invention.

[0013] FIGURE 4 is a side elevational view of another alternative embodiment of the hemorrhoidal treatment device of the present invention. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION [0014] FIGURE 1 shows a hemorrhoid treatment device 10 in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention. The device 10 is utilized so as to work with the pecten within the anal canal. This pecten is a narrow concave section of the anal canal.

[0015] The device 10 has a size suitable for fitting into a human anal canal, the device 10 has a first end section 11 , a middle section 20 and a concaved section 17. The first end section 11 has a top end 5 , bulbous upper portion 7, a cylindrical surface 14 extending from the upper portion 7 to an end 15 of the middle section. The end 15 is indicated by a broken line "h" . The middle section 20 is located between the end 15 and a first end 16 of the concaved section 17. The middle section 20 having a cylindrical surface 21 extending from the end 15 to the first end 16. The concaved section 17 having a concavity extending from the first end 16 to the second end 18 of the concaved section 17. The second end 18 is indicated by a broken line "g".

[0016] The device 10 can be terminated at the second end 18, or if desired various kind of .auxiliary attachment, extensions, stops and handles, will be connected to the second end 18. However, in the Figure 1 , a handle 22 is secured to the second end 18. When the device 10 is composed by a ridged material, the preferred total length from the top end 5 of the first end section to the second end 18 of the concaved section is less than less than 60mm.

[0017] The distance from the broken line "h" at the end 15 to the broken line "g" at the second end 18 is 25 mm to 40 mm, inclusive. This distance represents an entire length of the anal sphincter. The length of the middle section 20 is 13mm to 19mm inclusive. This distance represents the length of the internal hemorrhoid area. The length of the concaved section 17 is 13mm to 19mm inclusive. This distance represents the length of the pecten. The diameters of the end 15 and the first end 16 and the second end 18 are almost equal. Typically , these diameters will be less than 19mm. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the optimum diameters would be less than 12mm. [0018] The cylindrical surface 14 of the first end section 11 can be replaced various shaped surfaces, since this first end section 11 is outside the territory of the anal sphincter, the lateral pressure of the sphincter will not influence the first end section 11.

[0019] Also, the cylindrical surface 21 of the middle section 20 can be replaced by various shaped surfaces. If such a various shaped surfaces are used, then the diametric difference between the end 15 of the middle section 20 and the first end 16 of the concaved section 17 is ±15%. When the middle section 20 has a various shaped surface, the diameter of the narrowest portion of the concaved section 17 is no more than the diameter of the end 15 .

[0020] FIGURE 2 shows the relationship between the hemorrhoid treatment device 10 and components of the anal canal. The main components of the anal canal are the internal hemorrhoid area 80, the pecten 81 and the subcutaneous external sphincter 83. This subcutaneous external sphincter 83 contains the external hemorrhoid. Above the internal hemorrhoid area 80 shows the ampulla's of the rectum 85. When the device 10 is in use, it is inserted into the anal canal as the concaved section 17 fits to match the contours of the pecten 81. The length of the concaved section 17 of the device 10 is 13mm to 19mm in order to fit the length of the pecten 81. [0021] The pecten 81 spans more than the middle third of the anal canal. The pecten 81 will have a length of about 13mm to 19mm. The pecten 81 is characterized by the formation of a thick hardened ring of fibrous tissue with resulting stenosis and contracture to form a narrow passage wall.

[0022] When the pecten 81 grips the concaved section 17 of the device 10, without adding evacuative pressure, the device 10 cannot move from the anal canal unless the evacuative pressure is added to the device. This is because the first end 16 and the second end 18 of the concaved section 17 serves as a bulwark. As the peristalistic motion within the pecten 81 continues to try to remove the device 10 from the pecten 81, the device 10 slightly moves backward and forward for a short distance within the pecten 81. Additionally, since the diameter of the cylindrical surface 21 of the middle section 20 is constant, there will be no thrust force caused by the lateral pressure of the internal hemorrhoid area to the middle section 20 and does not interfere the gripping ability of the pecten 81.

[0023] In those circumstances when the diameter of the end 15 of the middle section 20 is less than the length of the pecten, and in those circumstances when the diametric difference between the end 15 and the first end 16 is ±15%, the thrust force applied to the middle section 20 caused by the lateral pressure of the internal hemorrhoid area has a nominal effect on the device 10 in comparison to the gripping power applied to the concaved section 17 by the pecten 81. The ideal diameter of the first end 16 and the second end 18 of the concaved section 17 is less than the length of the pecten 81.

[0024] The peristalistic motion of the pecten will consume a large amount of energy. This causes increased blood circulation and will cause an increased temperature of the hemorrhoid area. As a result, it can serve to cure the hemorrhoid condition. [0025] FIGURE 3 shows first alternative embodiment of the hemorrhoid treatment device 700 of the present invention. The device 700 has a first end section 711, a middle section 720 and a concaved section 717. The first end section 711 has a bulbous upper portion 707, a narrowing tapered surface 714 extending from the upper portion 707 to the end 715. The end 715 is indicated by broken line "h". The middle section 720 is located between the end 15 and a first end 716 of the concaved section 717.

[0026] The middle section 720 has a convex surface 721 extending from the end 715 to the first end

716, and the concaved section 717 has a concavity extending from the first end 716 to the second end 718. The second end 718 is indicated by broken line "g". The device 700 can be terminated at the end 718, or various kind of auxiliary attachment, such as stops and handles, can be connected to the second end 718. For example, in FIGURE 3, a handle 722 is attached to the second end 718.

The length from the top end 705 of the first end section 711 to the second end 718 of the concaved section 717 is less than 100 mm.

[0027] The length from the broken line "h" to the broken line "g" is 25 mm to 40 mm inclusive. This length represents the entire length of the human anal canal. The length of the middle section 720 is

13 mm to 19 mm inclusive. This length represents the length of the internal hemorrhoid area. The length of the concaved section 717 is 13mm to 19mm inclusive. This length represents the length of the pecten.

[0028] The diametric difference between the end 715 of the middle section 720 and the first end 716 of the concaved section 717 is ±15 %. As a result, the convex surface of the middle section 720 will not yield to significant thrust force caused by the lateral pressure of the internal hemorrhoid area and will not interrupt or interfere with the gripping ability of the pecten to the concaved section 717. The diameter of the narrowest portion of the concaved section 717 is no more than the diameter of the end 715 of the middle section 720.

[0029] The diameters of the first end 716 and the second end 718 of the concaved section 717 are almost equal. This diameter can be less than 19 mm.

[0030] In the alternative embodiment shown in FIGURE 3, the end section 711 can be replaced by various shapes of surfaces extending from the bulbous top portion 707 to the end 715 of the middle section 720.

[0031] FIGURE 4 shows a second alternative embodiment of the hemorrhoid treatment device 900 of the present invention. The device 900 has a first end section 911, a middle section 920 and a concaved section 917. The first end section 911 has a bulbous upper portion 907. A narrowing tapered surface 914 extends from the upper portion 907 to the end 915. The end 915 is indicated by a broken line "h". The middle section 920 is located between the end 915 and the first end 917 of the concaved section. The middle section 920 has a concaved surface 921 extending between the end 915 and the first end 916 of the concaved section 917. The concaved section 917 has a concavity extending from a first end 16 to the second end 18. The second end 18 is indicated by broken line "g" . The device 900 can be terminated at the second end 918. In the preferred form of this alternative embodiment, a extension 922 is secured to the end 918 of the concaved section 917 of the device 900. The preferred length from the bulbous top end 905 of the first end section 907 to the second end 918 of the concaved section 917 is less than 60 mm.

[0032] The length from the broken line "h" and the broken line "g" is 25 mm to 40 mm inclusive. The length of the middle section is 13 mm to 19 mm inclusive. The length of the concaved section is 13mm to 19mm inclusive.

[0033] The diametric difference between the end 915 of the middle section and the end 916 of the concaved section 917 is ±15 %. As a result, the concave surface of the device at the middle section does not yield significant thrust force effects caused by the lateral pressure of the internal hemorrhoid area and does not interfere with or interrupt the gripping ability of the pecten. The diameter of the end 916 and the end 918 of the concaved section 917 is of almost equal length. This diameter can be less than 19mm. The diameter of the narrowest portion of the concaved section 917 is no more than the diameter of the end 915 of the middle section 920.

[0034] In the present invention, it should be noted that the first end section 911 can be replaced by various shapes of surfaces that extending from the bulbous top portion 907 to the end 915 of the middle section 920.

[0035] The foregoing disclosure and description of the invention is illustrative and explanatory thereof. Various changes in the details of the illustrated construction can be made within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the true spirit of the invention. The present invention should only be limited by the following claims and their legal equivalents.

Claims

I claim:
1. A hemorrhoid massage device comprising: a first end section having a size suitable for fitting into a human rectum, said first end section having a bulbous upper portion, a middle section having a tapered surface extending from said bulbous upper portion of said first end section to an end of said middle section; and a concaved section having a first end extending to said end of said middle section, said concaved section having a concavity extending from said first end ofsaid concaved section and a second end of said concaved section; wherein a length of said middle section is 13mm to 19mm inclusive; wherein a length ofsaid concaved section is 13mm to 19 mm inclusive; and wherein said end of said middle section has a diameter that is ±15% of a diameter of said first end of said concaved section, said diameter ofsaid first end ofsaid concaved section being approximately equal to a diameter of said second end of said concaved section.
2. The device of Claim 1, wherein a length between said first end section and said second end of said concaved section is less than 60mm.
3. The device of Claim 1 , said middle section being cylindrical with a diametric difference between said end of said middle section and said first end of said concaved section is ±15 %.
4. The device of Claim 1 , said middle section having a concave surface extending from said end of said middle section to said first end of said concaved section.
5. The device of Claim 1 , said middle section having a convex surface extending from said end of said middle section to said first end of said concaved section.
6. The device of Claim 1 , wherein a diameter of said first end of said concaved section is less than 12mm.
7. A hemorrhoid massage device comprising: a first end section having a size suitable for fitting into a human rectum, said first end section having a bulbous upper portion; a middle section having a cylindrical surface extending from said bulbous upper portion of said first end section to an end of said middle section, and a concaved section having a first end extending to either a cylindrical or tapered surface ofsaid end ofsaid middle section, said concaved section having a concavity extending from said first end to a second end of said concaved section; wherein a length of said middle section is 13mm to 19mm inclusive; wherein a length of said concaved section is 13mm to 19 mm inclusive; and wherein said end of said middle section has a diameter that is ±15% of a diameter of said first end of said concaved section, said diameter of said first end of said concaved section being approximately equal to a diameter of said second end of said concaved section.
8. A hemorrhoid massage device comprising: a first end section having a size suitable for fitting into a human rectum, said first end section having a bulbous upper portion; a middle section having a narrowing tapered surface extending from said bulbous upper portion to an end of said middle section; and a concaved section having a first end, said middle section having a convex surface between said end ofsaid middle section and said first end; wherein a length ofsaid middle section is 13mm to 19 mm inclusive; wherein said concaved section has a concavity between said first end and a second end of said concaved section; wherein a length of said concaved section is 13mm to 19mm inclusive; and wherein said end of said middle section has a diameter that is ±15% of a diameter ofsaid first end ofsaid concaved section, said diameter ofsaid first end ofsaid concaved section being approximately equal of a diameter of said second end of said concaved section.
9. A hemorrhoid massage device comprising: a first end section having a size suitable for fitting into a human rectum, said first end section having a bulbous upper portion; a middle section having a narrowing tapered surface extending between said bulbous upper portion of said first end section to an end of said middle section; and a concaved section having a first end, said middle section having a concave surface between said end ofsaid middle section and said first end, said concaved section having a concave surface extending between said first end and a second end of said concaved section; wherein a length ofsaid middle section is 13mm to 19mm inclusive; wherein a length ofsaid concaved section is 13mm to 19mm inclusive; and wherein a diametric difference between said end of said middle section and said first end ofsaid concaved section is ±15%, the diameter of first end and second end of said concaved section being almost equal.
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