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Pajunk offers a wide range of single shot nerve blocks needles, from our best-selling echogenic SonoPlex® II needles to our special echogenic SonoTAP® II needles for plane blocks.
Needle shaft and tip identification are major prerequisites to avoid nerve or blood vessel damage when performing ultrasound guided Regional Anesthesia procedures.1 Many needles do not provide the necessary reflective qualities to allow a good and safe decision basis on needle positioning, especially at steep angles.2,3,6 The patented “Cornerstone Reflectors”, that are the major feature of all Pajunk echogenic needles, solve this problem and provide the best ultrasound visibility possible, irrespective of the insertion angle.4,5,6
1 Edgcombe H., Hocking G. Sonographic identification of needle tip by specialists and novices: a blinded comparison of 5 regional block needles in fresh human cadavers, Reg. Anesth. Pain Med. 2010 March–April; 35(2): 207–211
2 Fuzier R., Casalprim J., Bataille B., Harper I., Magues J. P.,The echogenicity of nerve blockade needles, Anaesthesia 2015; 70: 462-466
3 Hebard S., Hocking G. Echogenic technology can improve needle visibility during ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, Reg. Anesth. Pain Med. 2011March–April; 36(2): 185–189
4 Sviggum H. P., Ahn K., Dilger J. A., Smith H. M. Needle echogenicity in sonographically guided regional anesthesia: blinded comparison of 4 enhanced needles and validation of visual criteria for evaluation, J. Ultrasound Med. 2013 Jan; 32(1): 143–148
5 Uppal V., Sondekoppam R. V., Ganapathy S. Effect of beam steering on the visibility of echogenic and non-echogenic needles: a laboratory study, Can. J. Anesth. 2014 Oct; 61(10): 909–915
6 Wiesmann T., Bornträger A., Zoremba M., Neff M., Wulf H., Steinfeldt T. Compound imaging technology and echogenic needle design: effects on needle visibility and tissue imaging, Reg. Anesth. Pain Med. 2013 Sep–Oct; 38(5): 452–455
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