The PediGuard Cannulated probe is designed primarily for helping surgeons reduce radiation exposure during minimally-invasive (percutaneous) procedures. This probe can also be used to access and drill narrow and small pedicles.
This version of the PediGuard probe includes two parts – a modified Jamshidi needle, which incorporates the sensors, and a detachable handle, which houses the brains of the probe. The detachable handle improves surgical access and space by optimizing visualization during fluoroscopy and muting the probe when not needed to help direct in the drilling process. Additionally, the handle is designed to be ergonomic for enhanced surgeon grip. The teeth and conical shape of the cannula tip improves bone penetration and cannula stability. The universal Luer-lock thread at the cannula head eases stylet insertion and removal.
The Jamshidi needles embedded with the DSG Technology sensors are available with either the trocar or beveled tip design. The beveled-tip needle is intended to improve docking in bone and improve the surgeon’s ability to redirect while advancing the needle (with handle) through the pedicle. Needles of both designs are available in two lengths, the last graduated marks on the needles are 120mm and 160mm from the tip.