Ultrasound Guided TAP Block
Abdominal blocks, in particular TAP (transverse abdominis plane blocks) and rectus sheath blocks, are increasingly finding application in the management of post-operative pain from abdominal surgery. Well suited to day surgery, and with a low side effect profile, they provide an alternative to epidural anesthesia for abdominal surgery.
SonoTAP's Facet bevel tip is highly visibile under ultrasound. Moreover, incorporated along the distal 20mm of the cannula “Cornerstone” reflectors ensure ultrasound reflection at steep and shallow angles alike. Cornerstone reflectors are arranged 360° about the cannula ensuring definite and clear identification in any rotation of the cannula.
Applications: Unilateral blocks, Bilateral blocks
• Easy puncture
• Early mobilisation
• Shorter hospitalisation
Contact us for information on ordering SonoTap "Original" with detachable injection tubing.
Alternatively, see SonoTap ll (non-detachable injection tubing).
Performance of an ultrasound guided TAP block (subcostal, anterior access)
The injection space for the TAP block is confined and lies relatively deep.
The facet grinding of the SonoTAP cannula tip enables clear identification under ultrasound, and moreover enables precise localisation owing to the fascial click on penetration.