Certa Catheter™ a complete system within continuous peripheral nerve block
(distributed in Germany by SHC)
Addressing pain associated with surgery is a cornerstone in optimising patient outcomes. However, achieving prolonged analgesia after painful surgery is a persistent challenge.
Certa Catheter™, a innovative concept within continuous peripheral nerve block, is developed by Ferrosan Medical Devices from the idea of Danish anaesthesiologists.
Certa Catheter™ utilises the concept of a curved needle with the catheter attached to the tail of the needle so it is placed like a suture with an entry and an exit hole.
more information on the Certa Catheter™ website
Certa Catheter™ is highly visible on ultrasound and its position can be placed precisely at the target nerve.
Certa Catheter™ can be placed with almost 100% success rate. Since the Certa Catheter™ is anchored in both ends and has a larger diameter than the needle the dislocation rate is low. Certa Catheter™ can be repositioned in case of dislodgement.
References1. Tsui, B. C. H. et al., Less leakage and dislodgement with a catheter-over-needle versus a catheter-through-needle approach for peripheral nerve block: an ex vivo study, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 2012, 59; 655-661.
2. Hauritz, R.W. et al., Displacement of popliteal sciatic nerve catheters after major foot and ankle surgery: a randomized controlled double-blinded magnetic resonance imaging study, British Journal of Anaesthesia 2016, 117 (2); 220-7.
3. Tuyakov, B. et al., Continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) with the use of Certa Catheter™. Case series, Presented at the 35th Annual ESRA Congress 2016, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
4. Lyngeraa, T. S. et al., Primary placement and secondary repositioning of a new suture-method catheter for continuous adductor canal block, Presented at the 35th Annual ESRA Congress 2016, Maastricht, The Netherlands.