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XLong Regional Anesthesia Needles


We’ve gone to greater lengths, helping you to achieve optimized pain management

Patient demographics are rapidly changing and so are we. BMI continues to climb year after year1, contributing to a variety of patient shapes, sizes, and anatomies.

Using appropriate length needles in Regional Anesthesia procedures may help increase the success rate of lumbar puncture. In addition, utilizing regional anesthesia reduces opioid requirements and their associated side effects, and helps to avoid the use of general anesthesia.3

Dedicated to helping achieve optimized pain management, B. Braun offers a wide range of XLong Epidural, Spinal, and CSE products, allowing the clinician to choose the right needle for their patient.

A Dozen Reasons to Choose Regional
  • minimal or reduced need for intraoperative airway interventions
  • less cardiopulmonary depression
  • improved post-op pain control
  • decreased opioid consumption
  • less PONV
  • fewer complications, including decreased morbidity and mortality
  • earlier ambulation and decreased pulmonary complications
  • fewer deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli
  • shorter PACU stays
  • shorter hospital stays
  • fewer unplanned hospital admissions
  • increased overall patient satisfaction

1 WHO World Health Organization Chart

2 Jayaraman L. Sethl N, Malhotra A, Sood J. Long length spinal needle in obese patients. The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology, 2009 Volume 19 Number 1.

3 Brodsky J. Why Regional Benefits the Obese, Supplement to Outpatient Surgery Magazine 2012 Manager’s Guide To Ambulatory Anesthesia Caring for the High-Acuity Patient, July 2012 40:22-27

4 Brodsky J. Mariano E. “Regional anesthesia in the obese patient: Lost landmarks and evolving ultrasound guidance” in the March 2011 issue of Best Practice & Research: Clinical Anesthesiology