Osaka and Morita JA Clinical Reports (2018) 4:19 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40981-018-0157-2 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Open Access A combination of probe holder and laser navigation Yoshimune Osaka and Yoshihisa Morita To the Editor, procedures simultaneously using a probe holder, in Recently, opportunities for ultrasound-guided peripheral addition with laser navigation which visualizes easily the nerve block have been increasing. It is difficult for needle by adjusting the needle body to the laser (Fig. 1a). beginners, and sometimes even for skilled persons, to The fixed probe makes it possible for a person to visualize the needle during the procedure due to the inject the anesthetic agent and insert a catheter alone. narrow width of the ultrasonic beam. There have Furthermore, the laser navigation helps to pay attention to been several reports of attempting easy visualization the plane of the ultrasound beam. We used the probe of the needle, for example, with the use of a needle holder previously developed by us for a linear probe guide [1–3]orlaser navigation . However, it is (S-Nerve HFL50x/15-6 , FUJIFILM Medical Co., Ltd., difficult for a single operator, with only two hands Tokyo, Japan). This device is consisting of three parts, available, to perform the different maneuvers,
JA Clinical Reports – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 21, 2018
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