The Nervus Ischiadikus Blockade
More simple, safer, quicker.
Elimination of too many actions or cumbersome maneuvers during probe guidance.
Maximum safety during the needle movement through the tissue.
Better visibility due to high contact pressure.
Clear nerve visualization by considering the anisotropy.
Shortening of the intervention time.
Sono-mount is particulary well-suited for inplane guided nerve blocks – including the insertion of a pain catheter – in the area of the distal sciatic nerve.
When using the Sono-Mount, just lift the appropriate limb, place it underneath and place the limb back. Due to the weight of the examined thigh this is stable.
In addition, the distance to the nerve is shortened, thus producing an optimized image quality.
An ultrasound probe inserted into Sono-Mount thus creates a very quiet ultrasound image of the overlying tissue.
The optimal puncture site on the thigh can be easily found with the help of the angle adjustment.
The movement of the needle in the tissue during an “inplane” puncture can also be easily followed.
Quick & Accurate
Due to the poor sonographic accessibility of reverse sided body parts, ultrasound-controlled interventions of these areas are carried out so far in a lateral position, supine or with the help of leg braces.
Such maneuvers are cumbersome, time-consuming and many even be painful for the patient.
During the development of Sono-Mount, it was therefore our goal to keep the movement of the leg as low as possible and still to obtain a good image quality of the essential structures for a successful blockade.
Furthermore, we felt it necessary to optimize the examination procedure so that the advantage of a constant sonographic visualization comes to bear.
Free hands for quick and accurate work were another aspect.
The placement of the thigh on Sono-Mount results in a fixed ultrasound image, so that the examiner can use both hands for the intervention. Especially during the insertion of a pain catheter, the needle can be held in position with one hand, while the other hand inserts the catheter under continuous sonographic view.
The localization of the sciatic nerve and the subsequent performance of the sonographically controlled nerve block can be learned quickly, since the concentration of the examiner after the angular adjustment of the ultrasound probe can be directed to the guidance of the needle tip.
Sterility & Adjustment
Working with pain catheters and performing a nerve block requires strictly work. Once Sono-Mount has been placed under the thigh, including the required ultrasound transducer and ultrasound gel, the puncture site can be disinfected and covered with sterile sheets. After puncture of the skin at the level of the mark, the needle tip can be quickly identified by slightly adjusting the angle. The subsequent advancement of the needle to the nerve can be done by fine adjustment both on Sono-Mount, as well as the needle itself under constant needle tip control. The injection of the local anesthetic and the subsequent pain catheter placement is then possible under direct vision, since the apertur does not change due to the fixed probe.
In addition to a perfect ultrasound-targeted intervention with improved visibility and the advantage of hands-free operation, the product offers another major advantage through simple preperation: The time savings! Our patients can stay in the supine position and avoid time consuming maneuvers.