PT, TMO Alex Silva García , PT Daniel Dulanto Domenack

8 out of 10 patients survived the cranial trepanations made by the Incas

The American Academy of Neurology, published a study by the University of Miami Florida, where they describe that 80% of patients, who underwent a cranial trepanation survived, despite the fact that the intervention that was done without the application of analgesics, in patients.

According to the researchers, the cranial trepanations were made after a traumatic injury, such surgery would have cleaned the skull fractures and relieved the pressure on the brain, which usually swells and accumulates fluid after a blow to the head. They also mention that they could be used to treat conditions that did not leave traces on the skeleton, such as chronic headaches or mental illness.

Important revelations made by this study is that after comparing different civilizations, the one that best performed the procedure were the INCAS.

The study also mentions the Millennial Tool that was used for these interventions, EL TUMI.

EL TUMI INCA Tool, was the tool that inspired the creation of one of the HANDS PRO tools, EL TUMI HEALER, created and designed in Peru by Physiotherapists Alex Silva García and Daniel Dulanto Domenack.

The importance, significance and transcendence in the area of ​​health of TUMI, makes teachers are inspired to create something of equal importance for Physiotherapy.

TUMI HEALER Tool created for physiotherapy, for Instrumental Manipulation in soft tissues, which improves the handling conditions of professionals and an excellent response in the different treatments of the patients.


Kurin, D. S. (2013). Trepanation in South-Central Peru during the early late intermediate period (ca. AD 1000–1250). American journal of physical anthropology , 152 (4), 484-494.