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Summary for Patent: 8,702,654
Title:Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome by injection of the flexor retinaculum
Abstract: An apparatus and method for identifying the flexor retinaculum of the carpal tunnel, injecting an effective amount of an agent into at least a portion of flexor retinaculum or tissue adjacent thereto, wherein the agent is configured to weaken the flexor retinaculum. The system may further include means for increasing the tensile stress in the flexor retinaculum post-injection using hand exercises, thereby weakening its structural integrity and decreasing the pressure within the carpal tunnel that impairs median nerve function.
Inventor(s): Agee; John M. (Cameron Park, CA), Goss; Ben C. (Athens, GA), King; Francis C. (Sacramento, CA), Woodhouse; Jeffrey (Sacramento, CA)
Assignee: Agee; John M. (Sacramento, CA)
Application Number:12/732,047
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 8,702,654

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Smith And Nephew SANTYL collagenase OINTMENT;TOPICAL 101995 001 1965-06-04   Start Trial Agee; John M. (Sacramento, CA) 2029-03-25 RX search
>Applicant >Tradename >Biologic Ingredient >Dosage Form >BLA >Number >Approval Date >Patent No. >Assignee >Estimated Patent Expiration >Status >Orphan >Source

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