Products developed for our customers in the fields of
Neurology / Regional Anesthesia / Pain Management

Epidural Needle

Requirement

Production of a strong needle that requires less penetration force.

Solution

sfm has developed a strong and functional epidural needle for use in local anesthesia. Special attention was paid to the tactile feel of the hub and wing in order to increase the level of control during penetration. The smooth transition from the hub to the needle makes it easier to insert the catheter. The bevel eye is deburred to protect the catheter.

Spinal Needles

Requirement

Develop an extremely thin needle with an atraumatic tip for use in local or spinal anesthesia.

Solution

The special geometry of the needle tip provides greater strength and stability for penetration of the dura mater. At the same time, the matching Pencil-Point or Quincke bevel reduces post-spinal headache.

Radiofrequency (RF) Needles

Requirement

Develop a medically approved coating for RF needles that has both heat resistant and electrical isolation properties.

Solution

sfm was able to develop a RF needle with a safe, electrical isolation coating. In addition, the smooth casing allows nearly pain-free penetration and navigation through the patient’s tissue.


Stimulation Needles

Requirement

A perfect connection between needle, tubing and connection cable to prevent the escape of fluids.

Solution

Our extensive knowledge of metal and plastics processing makes it possible to equip a stimulation needle with an external plastic casing that perfectly unites the needle, tube and connection cable.

Ultrasound Visible Needles

Requirement

The needle used should be clearly visible under ultrasonic conditions.

Solution

The needle is specially machined with an uneven surface to improve visibility. This also facilitates more precise control of the needle tip during puncture of vessels or organs.