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Technical aspects

Technical aspects

Have a look at the photos and the diagrams of the Capax cannula.

The resonant snoring stems from a significant vibration of the flabby tissues, of the soft palate, of the basis of the tongue and of the pharyngeal wall.

The narrowness of the airway, on account of anatomical circumstances, is responsible for the phenomenon. The stricture area is located in a sphere delimited by the soft palate above, the pharyngeal wall at the rear, and the basis of the tongue below as well as, on the side, the tonsils when they are still there.

Description of the system

Medical contact

Dr Jacques GROSBOIS
Email Jgrosbois@aol.com

The anti-snoring cannula is made up of two main parts, a supple tube in silicone and a filter. An elastic band enables to keep it firmly in the mouth (diag. 1)

The prosthesis can be entirely dismantled

The supple tube with its anatomical curved form is long enough to reach the basis of the tongue. It is positioned in the mouth before sleeping.

The aerial flow then passes freely, reaches the larynx and the trachea without obstacle, without making the surrounding flabby tissues vibrate, especially the soft palate ant the basis of the tongue.

Therefore, the outside air silently passes and reaches the trachea by freely crossing the S area where snoring is generated. Consequently the snores are suppressed so are the apneas.

The filter placed at the external end of the cannula enables its cleaning and the humidification of the breathed-in air. It is indispensable to replace the nasal function by clearing the air from floating particles, by humidifying it and by heating it. If such a filter was missing, the air would rapidly dry the laryngeal and tracheal mucosa ant the system would not be borne. The dust inhaled in sleep would equally be a factor of intolerance by provoking irritations and therefore coughing.

An adjustable elastic band permits to maintain the cannula for it to remain deeply sunk in the mouth when sleeping.

A cleaning and disinfection system allows a harmless use or the cannula.

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