News | September 16, 2008

New EndoRelease Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release System Featured at ASSH 2008

September 17, 2008 – Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. introduced the EndoRelease Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release System.

The EndoRelease System will initially be marketed in the U.S. and will be featured at the 63rd annual American Society for Surgery of the Hand Meeting, Sep. 18-20, 2008 in Chicago. The EndoRelease System was designed in conjunction with Tyson Cobb, M.D, Davenport, IA.

The EndoRelease Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release System is designed for the surgical treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome, a condition caused by entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow that may result in symptoms such as numbness and/or pain in the ring and little fingers and hand weakness. Standard surgical treatment for this syndrome includes invasive open procedures such as simple decompression, anterior transposition of the nerve, and medial epicondylectomy. Recovery following these procedures often involves a period of immobilization, significant restriction on movement and extensive therapy.

The EndoRelease System offers a new, minimally invasive approach to surgically treating cubital tunnel syndrome through a series of instruments designed for safely releasing fascia surrounding the ulnar nerve. Potential benefits offered by the EndoRelease System include smaller incision, efficient and reliable surgical technique and more rapid patient recovery.

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