Arrow OnControl Bone Marrow Biopsy Procedure Video

Dr. Kevin Rice performs and shows us a video using the Arrow OnControl bone marrow biopsy system. Dr. Rice says that using the Arrow OnControl system, the biopsy is more comfortable for the patient, faster, and a larger sample is available for the pathologist.

This video was uploaded to YouTube by Kevin Rice.

Arrow OnControl Bone Marrow Biopsy Procedure Overview

A bone marrow biopsy and aspiration is a procedure in which a sample of bone marrow aspirate and bone are removed and sent for pathologic examination. A bone marrow biopsy may be done to evaluate potential hematologic disorders. For example: anemia, lymphoma, leukemia, and other disorders can be examined from marrow specimens. Bone marrow biopsies are often obtained from the bony pelvis. The Arrow OnControl bone marrow system is intended for bone marrow aspiration of adult and pediatric patients.

Arrow OnControl Bone Marrow Biopsy Procedure Steps

1. Localize the target by marking the skin.
2. Use Chloraprep to kill any germs on the skin.
3. Place a sterile drape over the area where the biopsy will be performed.
4. Inject 1% Lidocaine in the skin as the local anesthetic.
5. Inject Lidocaine in the periosteum as the anesthetic in the bone.
6. Cover the power handle in a sterile bag.
7. Place the needle through the skin and attach the power handle. Advance the needle by 1cm.
8. Once the needle is in place, remove the power handle and confirm the location with a CAT scan.
9. Remove the stylet and attach the luer lock syringe. Aspirate the bone marrow.
10. Attach the power handle for the bone biopsy.
11. The specimen will be in the needle. Use a blunt stylet to push out the specimens onto glass slides.

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