TORONTO FOOT SPECIALISTS DISCUSSES COMPUTERIZED PAINLESS INJECTIONS
posted: Oct 20, 2013.
What is the CompuMed System [TM]?
This is a computer controlled local anesthetic delivery system featuring the Wand [R], a disposable ergonomically designed handpiece. It allows the foot specialist to give a virtually pain-free injection of local anesthetic
How does the CompuMed System work?
The CompuMed System uses a microprocessor, instead of manual pressure, to control the flow rate of the anesthetic. Less penetration force is required. Less pressure means less pain. As the unit advances, it also provides a flow of anesthetic in front of it resulting in an "anesthetic pathway". This allows for the delivery of the anesthetic below the pain threshold.
What is the Wand?
The wand is the ergonomically designed hand piece of the system. It is used once and then discarded. It is not re-used.
Who would benefit from the use of the CompuMed System?
Any adult or child who is afraid of the injection prior to a surgical procedure will appreciate the lack of discomfort with this unit. Our foot clinic uses this device for all injections and rarely do our patients ever experience any discomfort wharsoever.
Is there a fee associated with the CompuMed?
There is no addition fee over the cost of the injection when we use this device in our clinic.