The distinct advantage of the electrode is its delta-like shape. The shape enables the electrode to be positioned optimally on the nerve and prevents the electrode from slipping or sliding off.
As a result of the constant contact with the vagus nerve, technically-induced signal attenuation and even signal loss can be avoided. The surgeon can thus immediately see if the recurrent laryngeal nerve is at risk and can act before a reduction in nerve conductivity becomes an irreversible vocal cord paralysis.
The ‘stick on’ Laryngeal Electrode Select is fast becoming the laryngeal electrode of choice for surgeons and anaesthetists. Available in two sizes, this adhesive backed electrode is easily applied to any size ET tube, including reinforced ET tubes. This enables the anaesthetist’s choice of tube to be used for every case, an indispensible feature for patients with large goitre, difficult anatomy or for use in smaller patients.
In addition, the laryngeal electrode select has 8 contact pads which cover the whole circumference of the ET tube. This allows for tube movement during surgery and prevents any signal loss throughout.
Stimulation probes are available in a broad selection of styles to suit application and surgeon preference. Options include monopolar, bipolar and monopolar concentric and probes are available in both single use, sterile packed and reusable, autoclavable versions.
Needle electrodes are placed under the skin to detect electrical stimulation of nerve and muscle tissue and can be used to record electrophysiological signals.
All needle electrodes are available with different needle and cable lengths, as well as different colour combinations. They are conveniently packaged according to the procedural requirements.