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Certa Catheter™ Instructions for Use

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Certa Catheter™ is exclusively to be used under ultrasound guidance. Ultrasound guidance is rapidly becoming the gold standard for regional anaesthesia. There is an ever growing weight of evidence, matched with improving technology, to show that the use of ultrasound has significant benefits over conventional techniques, such as nerve stimulation and loss of resistance1.


1. Griffin, J. et al., Ultrasound in regional anaesthesia, Anaesthesia April 2010, Volume 65, Issue s1; 1-12.


Certa Catheter™ Product Variants

Certa Catheter™ is available in the following needle configurations:

Depending on human anatomy some needle configurations may be preferred to approach certain peripheral nerves. Therefore, Certa Catheter™ comes in three needle configurations as shown above.


Procedure/Trauma and Suggested Needle Variant

Surgical procedure / Trauma

Suggested needle variant

Brachial Plexus Block:

  • Total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Shoulder hemiarthroplasty
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthrodesis (fixation)
  • Frozen shoulder PT (mobilization of inflamed rotator cuff)
  • Biceps surgery
  • Proximal humerus fractures

Femoral Block:

  • Femur fracture
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Patella (knee cap) repair
  • Knee active/passive PT (mobilization)
  • Total knee arthroplasty
 R50 / R75

Saphenous / Sciatic Block:

  • Ankle fusion
  • Total ankle arthroplasty
 R75 / R120

Sciatic / Tibial (Popliteal) Block:

  • Tibial fracture / surgery
  • Fibula fracture / surgery
  • Ankle fusion
  • Total ankle arthroplasty
  • Subtalar fusion
  • Hallux Valgus repair
 R75 / R120

 Distal Tibial Block



Content of Certa Catheter™ Set

A Certa Catheter™ set contains the following components:


Content of the sterile set:

• Certa Catheter™ including needle and hub
• A 10 ml syringe
• A bacteria filter (0,2 um)
• An extension tube (300 mm)
• Two attention labels


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