Precision, patient care, ease of use, and fit – these are the main criteria physicians evaluate when it comes to choosing the right spinal needle. When medical professionals think of atraumatic spinal needles they often think of Pencan, Sprotte, Whitacre, and Quincke, but where does the Gertie Marx needle land within that mix of spinal needle providers? The answer is quite simple: the Gertie Marx atraumatic spinal needle is superior based on all criteria measured.
Reducing the risk of post-dural puncture headaches (PDPH) is paramount to a physician’s pledge to provide optimal patient care. Evaluating spinal needles means looking into their specifications in order to determine which instruments best reduce the risk of PDPH.
Today, we break down specific reasons why Gertie Marx is a superior spinal needle amongst its competitors.
Pencan Spinal Needles vs. Gertie Marx Spinal Needles
The anatomy of a spinal needle is critically important for a physician’s ability to maintain precision and accuracy. Taking a look at the Pencan spinal needle, reveals that the side port is too far from the tip. As a result, you can be partially in and partially out of the subarachnoid space as a result. This gives less effective anesthetic action, thus offering subpar results.
Beyond the above mentioned issues, Pencan has had hundreds of FDA Adverse Event Reports filed. For example, a Pencan spinal needle broke off in a patient’s back during removal.
Gertie Marx Atraumatic Spinal Needles
The Gertie Marx atraumatic spinal needle is the only needle on the market that is engineered to be anatomically correct, resulting in superior clinical results. Under Gertie Marx’s supervision and guidance, these needle specifications were designed to have the Gertie Marx needle fit perfectly into the subarachnoid space. This reduces the risk of PDPH by less than 1% for physicians who use Gertie Marx needles. These are the spinal needle physicians should be using for best clinical results for both the physician and patient.
Most notably, unlike the above mentioned spinal needle manufacturers, Gertie Marx spinal needles have had no FDA Adverse Event Reports or Product Recalls for the last 30 years!
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