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Codman Launches CERTAS™ Programmable Valve for Hydrocephalus
Date:11/14/2011

alus. In 2005, the company helped to fund the development of international clinical guidelines on NPH by a team of independent medical experts. Codman has also developed two popular websites for patients and caregivers, www.LifeNPH.com and www.hydro-kids.com, where people can obtain information about the diagnosis and treatment of NPH and infant hydrocephalus.  

The CODMAN® CERTAS Programmable Valve received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in late October. Conformite Europeenne (CE) mark approval was granted in 2010 and the product is currently available throughout Europe. 

Potential Risks and Complications      

Potential complications of shunt surgery may include infection of the surgical wound or of the CSF (meningitis), bleeding into the brain or ventricles, or a seizure. A shunt infection may be indicated by fever, redness or swelling along the shunt track.

About Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.

Codman is a global neuroscience and neurovascular company that develops and markets a wide range of products and solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders including chronic pain management, adult and pediatric hydrocephalus, neuro critical care, stroke prevention and management.  Codman is part of the DePuy Family of Companies within Johnson & Johnson.  The DePuy Family of Companies has a rich heritage of pioneering a broad range of products and solutions across the continuum of orthopaedic and neurological care.  Visit www.codman.com and www.depuy.com for more information.

*HAKIM is a registered trademark of Hakim USA, LLC and is used under license by Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.

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