Portex Thoracic Pleural Catheters

by: Portex


SKU SMM00008

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Portex Thoracic Pleural Catheters

Various thoracic catheters manufactured by Smiths Medical.

The unique Portex Flexible Introducer has been designed to follow modern trauma and emergency management techniques of chest injury patients which preclude the use trocars to insert drains. It satisfies the need to establish chest drainage rapidly with minimal risk of causing further internal injury to the patient.

  • Catheter
    • Kink-resistant smooth finish PVC
    • Radio-opaque line
    • Large smooth finish drainage eyes
    • Depth markings
    • Integral size-specific large bore and tapered connector
  • Flexible Introducer
    • Malleable polythene-covered stainless steel
    • 280mm length
    • Marked for correct positioning within the catheter
    • Assists greatly with the blunt dissection technique by providing a degree of rigidity to aid and control insertion
    • Avoids the risks associated with the use of trocars
    • Can be shaped to best suit clinician needs and patient anatomy
    • Specifically designed to match the catheter size