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Only patented tip in the USA. Very distinct "pop" when dura is punctured.
Sizes ranging from 50mm to 215mm. Larger sizes for obese and morbidly obese patients. Reduces the number of failed blocks due to insufficient length for the CSE Technique.
Side port indicators. Two side port indicators on needle hub identify the position of the eye of the needle.
Magnifying window on crystal clear hub. Earlier recognition of CSF return. 2.5x magnification.
360 degree rotating stylet cap. Stylet can be inserted in any position. Alignment is not necessary. Saves time when repeated withdrawal and reinsertion of stylet is required.
Unique stylet cap with raised lines. Raised lines of stylet cap provide secure grip, even with gloves.
The Gertie Marx pencil point spinal anesthesia needle was specially designed to deliver a faster CSF flow to patients undergoing spinal anesthesia than other leading needles currently being utilized. Not only did the Gertie Marx spinal anesthesia needle deliver a CSF flow rate two times faster than a Whitacre needle, a study asserted that the Gertie Marx needle's failure rate was zero.
The intention of the study was to analyze the ease of placement, failure rate and the incidence of post-dural puncture headache. The performance of the Gertie Marx Spinal Anesthesia Needle was impeccable and proved itself an irreplaceable asset to any physician tasked with performing spinal anesthesia.
To read more on the study conducted on the Gertie Marx and Whitacre needle, click here.