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1. WO2002022058 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF COMPRESSIVE SYNDROME CONDITIONS

Publication Number WO/2002/022058
Publication Date 21.03.2002
International Application No. PCT/US2001/041858
International Filing Date 22.08.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 09.04.2002
IPC
A61F 13/10 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
13Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
10specially adapted for fingers, hands, or arms; Finger-stalls; Nail-protectors
CPC
A61F 13/104
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
13Bandages or dressings
10specially adapted for fingers, hands, or arms; Finger-stalls; Nail-protectors
104for the hands or fingers
Applicants
  • MORGAN, Clyde, E. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • MORGAN, Clyde, E.
Agents
  • COLLINS, John, M.
Priority Data
09/663,49618.09.2000US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF COMPRESSIVE SYNDROME CONDITIONS
(FR) METHODE DE TRAITEMENT DU SYNDROME DE COMPRESSION ET APPAREIL A CET EFFET
Abstract
(EN)
An orthopedic device (10) is provided for the treatment of physical disorders characterized by region(s) of localized, undue compression of body tissue leading to nerve compression and/or damage, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. A carpal tunnel syndrome treatment device (10) in accordance with the invention includes a central, resilient, stretchable tensioning segment (12) with a plurality of relatively less stretchable adhesive straps (14-18) secured to the segment (12). In use, the segment (12) is placed on the back of a patient's hand (20) whereupon the straps (14-18) are pulled and adhered to the patient's palm in a fashion to expand the segment (12). In this orientation, the control segment (12) exerts continuous yielding or tensile forces through the straps (14-18) which in turn reduces carpal tunnel syndrome nerve compression and alleviates symptoms.
(FR)
Cette invention a trait à un appareillage orthopédique (10), destiné au traitement de troubles physiologiques caractérisés par la présence de zones de compression localisée et anormale du tissu corporel entraînant une compression des nerfs et/ou des dommages physiques, notamment, le syndrome du canal carpien. Cet appareillage de traitement (10) du syndrome du canal carpien comprend un élément central, élastique et étirable, de mise en tension (12), auquel sont fixées plusieurs bandes adhésives relativement moins étirables (14-18). En utilisation, l'élément (12) est placé sur la paume de la main du patient (20), après quoi les bandes (14, 18) sont étirées et collées sur la paume afin de développer l'élément (12). Ainsi placé, cet élément (12) exerce un effort de traction grâce aux bandes (14-18) qui, à leur tour, réduisent la compression sur le nerf et, partant, soulagent les symptômes du syndrome du canal carpien.
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