Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Proconcept’s Canaletto finds light at end of carpal tunnel

16.08.2005


Proconcept of France has developed Canaletto, a new surgical implant for treating carpal tunnel syndrome. The unique Canaletto implant promotes better recovery of grip in patients fitted with the device. Nearly 5,000 of these implants have been fitted across France and the rest of Europe over the past four years. The company is looking for international distributors or sales representatives.



Canaletto, which was developed in association with two surgeons at the Fontvert clinic in Avignon (south-east France), is a semi-rigid, silicone and polyethylene implant. It fits between the two edges of the ligamentum carpi transversum, or retinaculum, just behind the wrist flexion point. It has an upper surface to be retrained and a perfectly smooth lower surface, with no risk of developing adhesions on the median nerve or flexor tendons.

Canaletto is used to rebuild the anatomical functions of the retinaculum, which links the edges of the carpal tunnel, channelling the median nerve, which sensitises the thumb, index and middle fingers and the radial part of the ring finger. Reconstruction of the retinaculum restores the ‘pulley effect’ in the hand’s flexor tendons.


After four years of using the Canaletto, an objective analysis of post-operative results shows that, in 80% of cases, there is an improvement compared with what surgeons obtain in a simple open procedure with no reconstruction of the retinaculum. These improvements may affect strength, pain, sensitivity and post-operative comfort.

Canaletto is available in four sizes. The ancillary used to insert the implant consists of two templates and a gripping tool. The product has been awarded CE marking, meaning it can be marketed throughout the Europe Union and Switzerland.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common pathology, caused by repetitive movement of the wrist, such as prolonged use of a computer keyboard and mouse, for example. Other anatomical, hormonal or rheumatic factors may contribute to the development of this pathology.

Kate Ambler | alfa
Further information:
http://www.infotechfrance.com/london

More articles from Health and Medicine:

nachricht Vanishing capillaries
23.03.2017 | Technische Universität München

nachricht How prenatal maternal infections may affect genetic factors in Autism spectrum disorder
22.03.2017 | University of California - San Diego

All articles from Health and Medicine >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Giant Magnetic Fields in the Universe

Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.

The results will be published on March 22 in the journal „Astronomy & Astrophysics“.

Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. With a typical extent of about 10 million light years, i.e. 100 times the...

Im Focus: Tracing down linear ubiquitination

Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.

Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...

Im Focus: Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance

Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDs

In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating...

Im Focus: Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets as alternative to graphene: A perfect team for nanoelectronics

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are...

Im Focus: Researchers Imitate Molecular Crowding in Cells

Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to simulate these confined natural conditions in artificial vesicles for the first time. As reported in the academic journal Small, the results are offering better insight into the development of nanoreactors and artificial organelles.

Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

International Land Use Symposium ILUS 2017: Call for Abstracts and Registration open

20.03.2017 | Event News

CONNECT 2017: International congress on connective tissue

14.03.2017 | Event News

ICTM Conference: Turbine Construction between Big Data and Additive Manufacturing

07.03.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

When Air is in Short Supply - Shedding light on plant stress reactions when oxygen runs short

23.03.2017 | Life Sciences

Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plastics

23.03.2017 | Power and Electrical Engineering

Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both poles

23.03.2017 | Earth Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>