I am extremely happy to announce two new improvements to our ReSolve® Locking Drainage Catheter.
1. The tip of the catheter will be positioned within the pigtail curl to minimize tissue irritation that may be caused by the catheter tip.
2. Non-radiopaque depth markers have been added to the catheter shaft to aid in placing the catheter.
The non-radiopaque depth markers will be helpful for clinicians using the trocar technique for placement into fluid collections such as abscess, nephrostomy and cysts. Clinicians will be able to use the depth markers as a guide for determining where the catheter is in relation to the fluid collection during placement.
After placement, the non-radiopaque depth markers may be used by patients and caregivers as a reference for the correct depth positioning of the catheter.
The catheters are available in 15 cm, 25 cm and 40 cm lengths to facilitate catheter placement using different imaging modalities and fluid collections of varying depths.
Senior Product Manager
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.