Echogenic, Non-Stimulating Single Shot Plane Block Needle

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Echogenic, Non-Stimulating Single Shot Plane Block Needle

Plane blocks like TAP, QL, ESP etc. are gaining momentum and are a valuable alternative to Epidural Anesthesia or General Anesthesia. However, especially those 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.

SonoTAP Overview

SonoTAP Features & Advantages

1. Echogenic Needle Tip

  • Facet grinding with two inclination angles improves needle tip visibility under ultrasound

2. “Cornerstone Reflectors”

  • Optimized ultrasound visibility of needle shaft
  • Reliable needle visualization at any angle
  • 360 degree graduations on the first 20mm of the needle

3. Depth Markings

  • Easy to read and identify

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Item descriptionItem 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 Nerve Blocks

Incl. 4 posters for: lower extremities, upper extremities, trunk and ankle. Dedicated to Anaesthesiologists

GuRU-Poster Trauma

Incl. 2 posters for: Emergency Anaesthesia and Thoracic Anaesthesia. Dedicated to Emergency Doctors and other non-anaesthesia professionals who deal with trauma patients

SonoTAP Instruction for use


1 Edgcombe H., Hocking G. Sonographic identification of needle tip by specialists and novices: a blinded comparison of 5 regional block needles in fresh human cadavers, Reg. Anesth. Pain Med. 2010 March–April; 35(2): 207–211
2 Fuzier R., Casalprim J., Bataille B., Harper I., Magues J. P.,The echogenicity of nerve blockade needles, Anaesthesia 2015; 70: 462-466
3 Hebard S., Hocking G. Echogenic technology can improve needle visibility during ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, Reg. Anesth. Pain Med. 2011March–April; 36(2): 185–189
4 Sviggum H. P., Ahn K., Dilger J. A., Smith H. M. Needle echogenicity in sonographically guided regional anesthesia: blinded comparison of 4 enhanced needles and validation of visual criteria for evaluation, J. Ultrasound Med. 2013 Jan; 32(1): 143–148
5 Uppal V., Sondekoppam R. V., Ganapathy S. Effect of beam steering on the visibility of echogenic and non-echogenic needles: a laboratory study, Can. J. Anesth. 2014 Oct; 61(10): 909–915
6 Wiesmann T., Bornträger A., Zoremba M., Neff M., Wulf H., Steinfeldt T. Compound imaging technology and echogenic needle design: effects on needle visibility and tissue imaging, Reg. Anesth. Pain Med. 2013 Sep–Oct; 38(5): 452–455

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