An intensive dialogue was initiated with customers, doctors and patients about the problems associated with this complex medical condition. New solutions were developed and discussed in small circles of experts and scientific symposia. The eventual outcome of this fruitful process was the market introduction of the first gravitational unit for pediatric patients – which can effectively prevent the overdrainage of cerebrospinal fluid. A unique product worldwide, and a milestone in modern hydrocephalus therapy.
What has already been achieved is only the beginning. For us, it is a duty and a necessity to continue along the path we have begun. In the patients’ interest we will carry on our extensive investment into research and development and will not tire of learning more, collecting new insights and remaining open for future developments. We will continue to venture in new directions and cross every frontier, to provide help for cases where a solution has not yet been found.
Due to enlarged ventricles the intracranial pressure is getting too high. To implant a shunt system is a common procedure to treat patients suffering from hydrocephalus and to control the intracranial pressure within the physiological range.
There are different types of shunt systems available:
- Shunts with fixed pressure settings, so-called differential-pressure (DP) valves
- Shunts with adjustable pressure settings (Adjustable DP valves)
- Hydrostatic or gravitational valves