Medical EMG Endotracheal Tube

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Model Number – NH-04893

Brand – Niche Healthcare

An EMG (Electromyography) Endotracheal Tube is a specialized medical device used in surgeries and medical procedures involving neuromuscular monitoring.

 

Description

Model Number

Inner Diameter

Outer Diameter

NH-04893/6

6.0mm

9.3mm

NH-04893/6.5

6.5mm

10.0mm

NH-04893/7

7.0mm (Default)

11.0mm

NH-04893/7.5

7.5mm

11.8mm

NH-04893/8

8.0mm

12.6mm

 

An EMG endotracheal tube is a specialized medical device used in certain surgeries, particularly those involving the head, neck, or spine, where monitoring of the nerves and muscles is critical. “EMG” stands for electromyography, a technique used to evaluate and record the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles.

In surgeries where there’s a risk of nerve damage or muscle impairment, such as spinal surgeries or surgeries involving the vocal cords, an EMG endotracheal tube can be employed. This tube is equipped with electrodes that can detect the electrical activity of muscles and nerves in the vicinity of the surgical site.

During the procedure, the EMG endotracheal tube is inserted into the patient’s trachea to maintain an open airway and ensure proper ventilation. The electrodes on the tube make contact with the muscles or nerves being monitored. This allows the surgical team to continuously monitor the integrity and function of these critical structures throughout the operation.

By monitoring EMG activity, surgeons can make real-time adjustments to their technique, reducing the risk of nerve damage and improving surgical outcomes. Additionally, the use of an EMG endotracheal tube can provide valuable feedback regarding the patient’s neurological status during and after the procedure.

The use of an EMG (Electromyography) endotracheal tube offers several benefits in surgeries where monitoring of nerve and muscle function is crucial:

  • Real-time monitoring: One of the primary advantages is the ability to monitor nerve and muscle function in real-time during surgery. This allows surgeons to make immediate adjustments if they detect any signs of nerve damage or muscle impairment, potentially preventing complications.
  • Early detection of issues: By continuously monitoring EMG activity, the surgical team can identify any changes or abnormalities in nerve or muscle function as soon as they occur. This early detection enables prompt intervention, reducing the risk of permanent damage.
  • Precision and accuracy: The use of EMG endotracheal tubes provides surgeons with precise and accurate feedback on nerve and muscle function in the surgical area. This information helps them tailor their approach and techniques to minimize the risk of injury to critical structures.
  • Improved surgical outcomes: With better intraoperative monitoring, surgeons can perform procedures with greater confidence, knowing they have real-time feedback on nerve and muscle function. This can lead to improved surgical outcomes, reduced complication rates, and faster recovery times for patients.
  • Safety during complex procedures: In surgeries involving delicate structures such as the spinal cord, vocal cords, or facial nerves, the use of an EMG endotracheal tube enhances safety by ensuring continuous monitoring of nerve and muscle function throughout the procedure.
  • Objective assessment: EMG monitoring provides objective data on nerve and muscle activity, helping to standardize assessments and minimize subjective interpretation by the surgical team. This objective assessment contributes to a more reliable evaluation of surgical outcomes.
  • Postoperative monitoring: Beyond intraoperative use, EMG endotracheal tubes can also facilitate postoperative monitoring of nerve and muscle function during the recovery period. This allows healthcare providers to assess the patient’s neurological status and monitor for any signs of complications or deficits.

 

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