Valve Board

Stable and reliable
fixation of gravitational valves

for lumboperitoneal shunting or thoracic placement


  • flexible and safe to use
  • reliable fixation and axial alignment of gravitational valves for lumboperitoneal shunting or thoracic placement
  • for application of different MIETHKE gravitational valves:, proGAV 2.0, GAV 2.0, and SHUNTASSISTANT 2.0
  • available in configurations with and without CONTROL RESERVOIR
  • various placement options: e.g. dorsal, paramedian – ventral, anterolateral – thoracic
  • integrated kink protection for catheter
  • intuitive, safe, and comfortable adjustment with the reliable instruments


The MIETHKE Valve Board is used for permanently stable placement of MIETHKE gravitational valves
- for lumboperitoneal shunting
- for thoracic placement of gravitational valves during VP shunting

The Valve Board is implanted together with pre-mounted MIETHKE shunt systems. The adjustable MIETHKE valves mounted on the Valve Board can be adjusted postoperatively using instruments approved for this purpose. Thus, adjustable MIETHKE valves ( or proGAV 2.0) and non-adjustable gravitational valves (GAV 2.0) can also be used for lumboperitoneal shunting.

The Valve Board is made of flexible silicone with a 9–20% barium sulfate content for improved visibility on X-ray. It has fixation holes through which the Valve Board and the gravitational valve mounted on it can be permanently sutured to the body in a stable position with non-absorbable suture material.

Implantation is carried out lumbar or thoracic and parallel to the body axis. For this purpose, the Valve Board is inserted in a subcutaneous pocket, at most 10 mm below the skin surface. It is important here to place the Valve Board on a firm tissue base (bone or muscle fascia) to facilitate locating the valve and to allow the valve pressure level to be read and adjusted.




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Thoralf Knitter

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Roland Schulz

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Jan Mügel

Product Management

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