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adjustable pressure hydrocephalus shunt valve / adult / pediatric
MIETHKE SHUNTASSISTANT® 2.0 Aesculap®

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Characteristics

  • Option:

    adjustable pressure

  • Patient type:

    adult, pediatric

Description

MIETHKE SHUNTASSISTANT® 2.0

Add-on valve for the treatment of hydrocephalus

The SHUNTASSISTANT® 2.0 is the further development of the proven SHUNTASSISTANT®.
The SHUNTASSISTANT® 2.0 is an efficient add-on valve for the treatment of overdrainage complications. As overdrainage protection, it can be combined with differential pressure valves (even adjustable), either as initially solution or as a secondary add-on device for patients with existing complications.

The SHUNTASSISTANT® 2.0 combines ease-of-use with 25 years proven gravitational technology. The slim, cylindric design enables a fast and easy implantation and is suitable either for adults as well as pediatric hydrocephalus treatment. Depending on the body position of the patient the SHUNTASSISTANT® 2.0 gradually adapts the opening pressure automatically and counteracts possible overdrainage.

Advantages
- Gravitational technology: prevents over- and underdrainage complications and meets the physiological needs of the patients.
- Simple implantation: small design due to titanium construction.
- Suitable for revisions: can be combined with differential pressure valves (even adjustable).

Note
Because the opening pressure of the valve depends on the position of the patient, theSHUNTASSISTANT® 2.0 must be implanted parallel to the body axis. Depending on the height and other properties of the patient, 6 pressure settings are offered, which should be chosen accordingly (see pressure recommendation).

Indication
Treatment of Hydrocephalus