A pilot study to measure the insertion force of a Tuohy needle in a porcine spine. Abstract.

Isaacs, R.A., Wee, M.Y.K., Dubey, V. N. and Vaughan, N., 2013. A pilot study to measure the insertion force of a Tuohy needle in a porcine spine. Abstract. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, 22 (Supple), S7 - ? .

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2013.04.004

Abstract

There is a complex interplay of forces during an in-vivo epidural needle insertion and without accurate measurement of these forces it is difficult to create realistic epidural simulators. Previous models have relied upon expert user opinion rather than numerical force data, thus making validity difficult to assess. This pilot study presents the results of insertion pressures as a Tuohy needle is advanced through to the epidural space on a porcine cadaver. The primary aim was to test novel and innovative wireless pressure measuring and receiving equipment to facilitate a clinical trial in labouring parturients.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0959-289X
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:22919
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Deposited On:25 Nov 2015 15:28
Last Modified:25 Nov 2015 15:28

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