Contiplex® Tuohy Ultra

Echogenic needle and non-stimulating catheter system for continuous nerve block.

Contiplex® Tuohy Ultra is a non-stimulating catheter through a stimulating echogenic Tuohy needle and is designed to help reduce procedural steps during catheter placement. The patented sideport with valve facilitates pre-loading of the catheter while the integrated sideport allows injection and catheter placement without the need to disconnect during the procedure.

Contiplex Tuohy is the most frequently used CPNB catheter system in the United States.1 Contiplex Tuohy Ultra is the same needle, but with echogenic markings designed for improved visibility at steeper angles.

Design Advantages

Contiplex Tuohy Ultra needle

  • Improved ultrasound visibility at steeper angles
  • Fully coated stimulation needle with Tuohy bevel and pin point electrode designed for more pronounced motor response at closer nerve to needle distances
  • Graduations to show needle depth
  • Sideport valve technique for easier injection/ catheter positioning

Perifix® catheter

  • Transparent Polyamide catheter with blue graduation pattern for easy insertion depth identification
  • 100cm designed to cover deeper blocks
  • Closed tip with 3 lateral eyes

For use with HNS11/12 Nerve stimulators

1. IMS Data Q3 2011