MASTODON EMG Needle Electrodes
Designed For The Delicate Precision of Intraoperative Facial Nerve Monitoring.
Mastodon EMG needle electrodes are specifically designed for direct intraoperative neuromonitoring of the facial nerve (CN VII) and assist in preserving neurological function. The paired needles use modern electromyography to provide surgeons insight into facial nerve integrity during complex head and neck procedures. The universal, paired design offers low noise and impedance levels to deliver a reliable signal with minimal skin trauma.
Mastodon EMG needle electrodes
|Item Code||Product Description*|
|NPDC-5||EMG Needle Electrodes, Paired Red & Blue, 13 mm, 2-Channel Facial Nerve IONM Kit|
|NPFC-5||EMG Needle Electrodes, Paired Red, Orange, Blue, Purple, 13 mm, 4-Channel Facial Nerve IONM Kit|
*each kit includes STIM return needle and ground needle
EMG Facial Nerve Monitoring
Mastodon EMG electrodes can detect and signal interactions with the facial nerve (CN VII). The unique EMG electrodes are highly sensitive in detecting contractions of the facial muscles and signal real-time feedback.
Mastodon needles are insulated to shield the EMG signal against interference, i.e., electrical artifacts. The blue insulation coat also guides the depth of placement. In addition, the electrode features twisted lead wires to help insulate and further protect from outside noise.
Mastodon is the optimal needle electrode for FNM with a direct recording of EMG signals and design features that reduce poor data input. Electromyography provides several benefits that can reduce the risk of nerve injury during otologic procedures.¹
Mastodon EMG needle electrodes provide universal facial nerve monitoring that is compatible with the Nerveäna or any neuromonitoring system.
NMP facial nerve monitoring kits (CNVII) are available in both two-channel and four-channel to accommodate head and neck and ENT surgical needs.
The paired 13 mm needle electrodes reach precise intramuscular locations and thin, 28-gauge needles to reduce skin trauma and bleeding. They also follow the industry standards for IONM color-coding and DIN connectors.
1. Oh, Taemin, Daniel T. Nagasawa, Brendan M. Fong, Andy Trang, Quinton Gopen, Andrew T. Parsa, and Isaac Yang. " Intraoperative neuromonitoring techniques in the surgical management of acoustic neuromas". Neurosurgical Focus FOC 33.3 (2012): E6. doi.org/10.3171/2012.6.FOCUS12194