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Plane blocks like TAP, QL, ESP etc. are gaining momentum and are a valuable alternative to Epidural Anesthesia or General Anesthesia. However, these blocks rely solely on users experience and needle shaft and tip echogenicity.
With SonoTAP, Pajunk has developed a special plane block needle for ultrasound guidance only. Like the SonoPlex, the SonoTAP also includes the patented Cornerstone Reflectors for best needle echogenicity possible, irrespective of the insertion angle.
|Item description||Item no.||Purchase Unit|
24G x 40mm ( 1 5/8") with Facet Tip
22G x 50mm (2") with Facet Tip
22G x 80mm (3 1/5") with Facet Tip
21G x 110mm (4 1/3") with Facet Tip
21G x 150mm (6") with Facet Tip
|Sono Needles Brochure|
|GuRU Poster Anaesthesia|
Incl. 4 posters for: upper limb, lower limb, trunk and ankle. Dedicated to Anaesthesiologists
|GuRU Poster Emergency Medicine|
Incl. 2 posters for: Trauma and Thoracic Trauma. Dedicated to Emergency Doctors and other non-anaesthesia professionals who deal with trauma patients
|SonoTAP Instruction for use|
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