Epimatic automatically detects the epidural space
This loss of resistance syringe allows the automatic detection of the epidural space because of the continuous positive pressure applied to the LOR syringe piston by an elastic strip. When the Tuohy needle enters the epidural space, the loss of resistance is visible by the sudden positive movement of the syringe piston. There is no need to push on the plunger during the procedure, epimatic does it for you.
The physician has a hand free which can be used to:
- control the insertion of the Tuohy needle with two hands
- hold an ultrasound probe
The video below shows the features and benefits of epimatic and its clinical use.