WIRE)–A new recently published study, Safety Syringes and Anti-Needlestick Devices in Orthopaedic
Surgery, in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery demonstrated
significantly beneficial results for orthopedic surgery, arthrocentesis,
intra-articular injections, local anesthesia, aspiration biopsy, and
ultrasound-guided procedures using mechanical safety devices, specifically
highlighting the Avanca RPD.
Medical device company Avanca Medical Devices, Inc. (www.avancamedical.com) continues to prove through published
articles and studies the superior performance of its one-handed syringe, the
RPD®, over regular syringes.
The current study shows that the one-handed RPD®
(reciprocating procedure device) significantly improves the performance and
outcomes of both palpation-guided and ultrasound-guided injections in a
clinically significant manner. The RPD® permits one-handed aspiration and
injection with enhanced needle control and improved outcomes, while reducing
procedural pain and complications, including hemorrhage.
The article goes on to show that safety devices can
significantly lower the risk of accidental needle sticks, save lives and
ultimately reduce costs. According to industry reports, costs for treating
accidental needle sticks exceed $3 billion per year in the United States.
While these costs are far greater than world market sales for all needles and
syringes, they do not include the costs resulting from loss of life, loss of
income, civil suit awards, litigation expenses and higher insurance premiums.
In summary, safety needle devices such as the Avanca RPD®
can be successfully used and integrated in outpatient orthopedic procedures in
which conventional syringes are used.
Please email Jackie.Aragon@AvancaMedical.com to obtain a copy of recent
Safety Evidence Based Publications:
- Safety Syringes and Anti-Needlestick Devices in Orthopaedic
- Image-Directed Fine-needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid
with Safety-engineered Devices
- Integration of New Safety Technologies for Needle Aspiration of
About Avanca Medical Devices
Avanca Medical Devices’ ultimate goal is to improve healthcare for the
practitioners and make it safer for patients. The RPD® is recognized by the Veterans Administration Center
for Patient Safety as an Advanced Patient Safety Technology.