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THURSDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- A reciprocating procedure device decreases patient's pain during musculoskeletal procedures, improves outcomes and may decrease needlestick injuries to health care workers, according to an article published in the July issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism.
Gautam R. Moorjani, M.D., of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, N.M., and colleagues randomized 566 musculoskeletal procedures utilizing syringes and needles to either a reciprocating procedure device (a safety syringe device) group or a conventional syringe group and measured pain, quality, safety and physician acceptance as outcomes.
The study found no accidental needle sticks during the 566 procedures. Use of the reciprocating procedure device decreased patient-assessed pain scores by 35.4 percent and 49.5 percent for patient-assessed significant pain using visual analog scales. The reciprocating procedure device was well received by physicians.
"The present study demonstrates that safety technologies for musculoskeletal procedures and the use of pain scales can be successfully evaluated and introduced into rheumatology and orthopedics workplaces, resulting in not only improved patient and health care worker safety, but also improved patient outcomes and physician satisfaction," according to the authors.
One of the study authors is the inventor of the reciprocating procedure device and founder and stockholder of Avanca Medical Devices, Inc., which produces the device. Another study author owns stock in Avanca Medical Devices.
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