ProDural is a new syringe which can make epidurals safer and more reliable. The patented inflating diaphragm at the syringe’s tip visually indicates the pressure drop on entry into the epidural space. The current loss of resistance technique relies on a subtle haptic feedback which can result in inadvertent puncture of the dura space.
Trainee anaesthetists puncture in 1/5 patients and may take up to 75 epidurals before they are proficient. Our syringe device can reduce complications in the 12M epidurals that take place annually in the US alone. The collapsing diaphragm which indicates epidural entry can be used in any clinical setting involving percutaneous needle puncture.