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  PROGRAMMABLE SHUNT SETTINGS
Medtronic Strata  and  Codman Shunts

Typically,  neurosurgeons are trained with, and have a strong preference for one brand of shunt.  Certainly, a question you'll want to ask your neurosurgeon on your first visit is what type of shunt will be used and why. 

Most  neurosurgeons will program the original setting to a mid-range.  The valve setting of a programmable shunt can be adjusted by your neurosurgeon in his/her office using a special magnet.  No surgery is required for a valve adjustment.   Surgeons are particularly conservative with elderly patients.

This information was last updated on June 9, 2011.



MEDTRONIC STRATA PROGRAMMABLE SHUNT  SETTINGS

2.5     2.0     1.5     1.0     .5

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CODMAN PROGRAMMABLE SHUNT SETTINGS

30   40   50   60   70   80   90   100   110   120   130   140   150   160   170   180    190   200

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