SPROTTE®

Needles for Atraumatic Spinal Anesthesia

The pioneer of atraumatic spinal anesthesia

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SPROTTE®

Needles for Atraumatic Spinal Anesthesia

With the introduction of the first atraumatic Sprotte needle at the end of the 1970s, spinal anesthesia was rehabilitated as a fully accepted alternative to general anesthesia. A unique tip design is the secret of its success. Sprotte ́s atraumatic puncture and optimal gliding properties minimize possible injuries and prevent foreign bodies and tissue particles from being carried into the subarachnoid space, while reducing the incidence of post-dural puncture headache (PDPH).

Sprotte Overview

Sprotte Features & Advantages

1. Atraumatic Tip Design

  • The ogive shaped tip significantly reduces the risk of PDPH and the rounded edges of the lateral eye minimize trauma to the dura mater
  • Minimizes chance of PDPH3
  • Consistent tactile feedback

2. Highest Processing Quality

  • High quality stainless steel needle for increased stability
  • Smoothly polished and burr-free surface and inner lumen desgined for optimised gliding properties and CSF backflow
  • Consistent feel and reliable performance

3. Lateral Eye

  • Burr-free, rounded atraumatic edges
  • Optimized gliding properties
  • Minimum chance of tissue coring and carry-over into the subarachnoid space

4. Optimal Lateral Eye Size and Placement

  • Unobstructed backflow, even if the eye is partially blocked by the arachnoid membrane
  • Allows for quicker CSF flashback1

5. Precision-Ground Metal Stylet

  • Lateral eye closes precisely to minimise chance of tissue coring2
  • Polished, rounded tip prevents abrasion on the inner needle tube

6. Standard Hub

  • Designed for rapid detection of even the smallest quantities of CSF
  • Reduced inner space

7. Magnifying Hub

  • Clear, magnifying needle hub allows for easy visualisation of blood or CSF and easier detection of CSF flashback

8. Colour-Coded Needle Hub with Size Indication

  • Easy identification of needle size

9. Introducer with Facet Tip

  • Diameter and length perfectly matched to each spinal needle size
  • Minimal reduction of useable working length of the spinal needle
  • Funnel-shaped hub to reduce chance of spinal needle tip damage during insertion

10. Portfolio Excellence

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

Sprotte Ordering Info

Item description Item no. LUER Purchase Unit

27G x 103mm (4") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

141151-27A 25

27G x 120mm (4 3/4") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

151151-27A 10

25G x 35mm (1 1/3") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

001151-29E 25

25G x 90mm (3 1/2") with standard hub

021151-29A 25

25G x 90mm (3 1/2") with magnifying hub

511151-29A 25

25G x 103mm (4") with standard hub

041151-29A 25

25G x 103mm (4") with magnifying hub

161151-29A 25

25G x 120mm (4 3/4") with standard hub

051151-29A 10

25G x 120mm (4 3/4") with magnifying hub

171151-29A 10

25G x 123mm (4 4/5") with magnifying hub

251151-29A 10

25G x 123mm (4 4/5") with standard hub

151151-29A 10

25G x 150mm (6") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

061151-29A 10

24G x 25mm (1") with standard hub / Filter needle (blunt) 18G x 50mm (2"), Syringe 3ml Slip

001151-30D 25

24G x 35mm (1 1/3") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

001151-30E 25

24G x 70mm (2 3/4") with standard hub

021151-30B 10

24G x 90mm (3 1/2") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

121151-30A 25

24G x 103mm (4") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

021151-30A 25

24G x 120mm (4 3/4") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

041151-30A 10

24G x 120mm (4 3/4") with standard hub

031151-30A 10

24G x 150mm (6") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

131151-30A 10

24G x 150mm (6") with standard hub

141151-30A 10

22G x 70mm (2 3/4") with standard hub

051151-30C 25

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

021151-30C 25

22G x 103mm (4") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

221151-30C 25

22G x 103mm (4") with standard hub

521151-30C 25

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

131151-30C 10

22G x 120mm (4 3/4") with standard hub

031151-30C 10

22 G x 150 mm with wings

361151-30C 10

22G x 150mm (6") with standard hub, NRFit with magnifying hub

141151-30C 10

22G x 150mm (6")

041151-30C 10

20 G x 150mm with wings

361151-31B 10

20 G x 150 mm (6")

0041151-31 10

Studies:

1 Strupp M., Schueler O., Straube A., Von Stuekrad-Barre S., Brandt T. Atraumatic Sprotte needle reduces the incidence of post-lumbar puncture headaches, Neurol. 2001; 57: 2310–2312
2 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

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