SPROTTE® Lumbar

Needles for Atraumatic Lumbar Puncture

The pioneer of Atraumatic Lumbar Puncture

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SPROTTE® Lumbar

Needles for Atraumatic Lumbar Puncture

Together with Pajunk, Prof. Sprotte developed the Sprotte , the first atraumatic needle for Lumbar Puncture. The secret of its success can be found in its unique tip geometry and basic architecture. This design, developed especially for the requirements of dural puncture, allows for an atraumatic puncture of the ligamentary structures and optimizes CSF flow while reducing the incidence of post-lumbar puncture headaches (PLPH). Sprotte decreases complications of Lumbar Puncture and increases the safety of application, and the efficiency of diagnostics.

CLINICAL COMPARISON
OF SPROTTE VS QUINCKE 6
Sprotte: Evidence class 1, recommendation level A 5,6,7,8
Sprotte - atraumatic needle
Leading technology for
decreasing incidence of
post-lumbar puncture
headaches. 5
Quincke - cutting needle
One risk factor for post-lumbar
puncture headaches is the use
of a Quincke needle 6
PLPH
Need of
bloodpatch
Need of intracenous
fluid or controlled
analgesia
STUDIES CONCLUSION
It´s time to change the needle. 1,2,11
Atraumatic lumbar puncture needles
are safe to use 1,2,4,5,6,7,8
Require a minimal learning curve 6
Provide reliable results 6
Minimise side effects, complication, and recovery time 2
High savings potential by minimising process and treatment costs 3, 9
Increase efficiency 3
CLINICAL COMPARISON
OF SPROTTE VS QUINCKE 6
Sprotte: Evidence class 1, recommendation level A 5,6,7,8
Sprotte - atraumatic needle
Leading technology for
decreasing incidence of
post-lumbar puncture
headaches. 5
Quincke - cutting needle
One risk factor for post-lumbar
puncture headaches is the use
of a Quincke needle 6
PLPH
Need of blood patch
Need of intracenous fluid or controlled analgesia
STUDIES
CONCLUSION
It´s time to change the needle. 1,2,11
Atraumatic lumbar puncture needles
are safe to use 1,2,4,5,6,7,8
Require a minimal learning curve 6
Provide reliable results 6
Minimise side effects, complication
and recovery time 2
High savings potential by minimising
process and treatment costs 3, 9
Increase efficiency 3

Sprotte Lumbar Overview

Sprotte Lumbar Features & Advantages

1. Atraumatic Tip

  • Displaces tissue with minimal injury1
  • Dura fibres close again
  • Excellent tactile feedback
  • Minimise chance for PLPH

2. Lateral Eye

  • Burr-free
  • Rounded atraumatic edges
  • Optimised gliding properties
  • Minimum tissue particle carry-over into the spinal space

3. Optimal Lateral Eye Size and Placement

  • Unobstructed backflow, even if the eye is partially blocked by the arachnoid membrane

4. Custom-fit Stylet

  • Lateral eye closes precisely2
  • Polished, rounded tip prevents abrasion on the inner needle tube

5. Highest Processing Quality

  • High quality stainless steel needle for increased stability
  • Smoothly polished and burr-free surface and inner lumen for optimisation of gliding properties and CSF backflow

6. Needle Hub with Reduced Inner Space

  • Fast detection of cerebrospinal fluid for secure placement
  • Immediate detection of even the smallest quantities of CSF

7. Colour Coded Hub with Size Indication

  • Wide needle range with different diameters and lengths
  • Special designs for pediatrics and obese patients

8. Introducer with Facet Tip

  • Diameter and length perfectly matched to each needle size
  • Useable working lenght of the spinal needle is reduced only minimally by the Introducer
  • When inserted into the Introducer, the needle tip is not damaged by the funnel-shaped inner contour

Sprotte Lumbar Ordering Info

Sprotte Needles

Item description Item no. LUER Item no.  Purchase Unit

22G x 90mm (3 1/2")

001151-30C 25

22G x 120mm (4 3/4")

031151-30C 031163-30C 10

21G x 90mm (3 1/2")

001151-31A 001163-31A 25

20G x 90mm (3 1/2")

0001151-31 0001163-31 25

20 G x 150 mm (6")

0041151-31 10

22G x 90mm (3 1/2") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

001163-30C 25
Item description

22G x 90mm (3 1/2")

Item no. LUER 001151-30C 25
Item description

22G x 120mm (4 3/4")

Item no. LUER 031151-30C 10
Item no. NRFIT 031163-30C 10
Item description

21G x 90mm (3 1/2")

Item no. LUER 001151-31A 25
Item no. NRFIT 001163-31A 25
Item description

20G x 90mm (3 1/2")

Item no. LUER 0001151-31 25
Item no. NRFIT 0001163-31 25
Item description

20 G x 150 mm (6")

Item no. LUER 0041151-31 10
Item description

22G x 90mm (3 1/2") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

Item no. LUER 25
Item no. NRFIT 001163-30C 25

Sprotte Needle with Introducer 30mm (1 1/5")

Item description Item no. LUER Item no.  Purchase Unit

22G x 90mm (3 1/2") with wings

321151-30C 321163-30C 25

21G x 90mm (3 1/2") with wings

321151-31A 321163-31A 25

20G x 90mm (3 1/2") with wings

331151-31B 331163-31B 25
Item description

22G x 90mm (3 1/2") with wings

Item no. LUER 321151-30C 25
Item no. NRFIT 321163-30C 25
Item description

21G x 90mm (3 1/2") with wings

Item no. LUER 321151-31A 25
Item no. NRFIT 321163-31A 25
Item description

20G x 90mm (3 1/2") with wings

Item no. LUER 331151-31B 25
Item no. NRFIT 331163-31B 25

Sprotte Needle with Introducer 40mm (1 3/5")

Item description Item no. LUER Item no.  Purchase Unit

22G x 103mm (4") with wings

341151-30C 341163-30C 25

22G x 150m (6")

361151-30C 10

21G x 103mm (4") with wings

341151-31A 341163-31A 25

21G x 120mm (4 3/4") with wings

331151-31A 331163-31A 25

20G x 120mm (4 3/4") with wings

321151-31B 321163-31B 25

20 G x 150mm with wings

361151-31B 10
Item description

22G x 103mm (4") with wings

Item no. LUER 341151-30C 25
Item no. NRFIT 341163-30C 25
Item description

22G x 150m (6")

Item no. LUER 361151-30C 10
Item description

21G x 103mm (4") with wings

Item no. LUER 341151-31A 25
Item no. NRFIT 341163-31A 25
Item description

21G x 120mm (4 3/4") with wings

Item no. LUER 331151-31A 25
Item no. NRFIT 331163-31A 25
Item description

20G x 120mm (4 3/4") with wings

Item no. LUER 321151-31B 25
Item no. NRFIT 321163-31B 25
Item description

20 G x 150mm with wings

Item no. LUER 361151-31B 10

Sprotte Introducer

Item description Item no. LUER Item no.  Purchase Unit

Ø 1,2 x 30mm (1 1/5") for 20G

061151-30L 25

Ø 1,2 x 30mm (1 1/5") for 21G

061163-30L 25
Item description

Ø 1,2 x 30mm (1 1/5") for 20G

Item no. LUER 061151-30L 25
Item description

Ø 1,2 x 30mm (1 1/5") for 21G

Item no. LUER 25
Item no. NRFIT 061163-30L 25
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Sprotte Lumbar Brochure

Studies:

1 Jäger H., Krane M., Schimrigk K. Lumbar puncture – the post-puncture syndrome. Prevention with an „atraumatic“ puncture needle, clinical observations [Article in German] Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 23. Oct. 1993; 123(42):1985–90
2 Armon C., Evans R. W. Addendum to assessment: Prevention of post lumbar puncture headaches Report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology., Neurology., 2005; 65; 510
3 Strupp M., Schueler O., Straube A., Von Stuckrad-Barre S., Brandt T. „Atraumatic“ Sprotte needle reduces the incidence of post-lumbar puncture headaches. Neurology., 26. Dez. 2001; 57(12):2310–2
4 Lavi R., Rowe J.M., Avivi I. Lumbar Puncture. It Is Time to Change the Needle, Eur Neurol, 2010; 64:108–113
5 Vakharia V, Lote H. Introduction of sprotte needles to a single-centre acute neurology service: before and after study. JR Soc Med Sh Rep 2012; 3:82
6 Tung C. E., So Y. T., Lansberg M. G. Cost comparison between the atraumatic and cutting lumbar puncture needles, Neurology., 2012; 78; 109

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