by Rob Salter, Internal Product Specialist, C2Dx, Inc.
C2Dx is the exclusive manufacturer of the STIC Intra-Compartmental Pressure Monitor System previously supplied by Stryker. The company is led by a team of medical device industry veterans with years of experience providing superior products and service to customers around the globe. Our company is privately held and dedicated to providing world class products and service to healthcare professionals, while driving costs out of the healthcare continuum.
Compartment syndrome is one of the few true orthopedic emergencies and the consequences can be dire. A delay in diagnosis often leads to delayed treatment, causing irreversible muscle damage after 8 hours and irreversible nerve damage after 6 hours. The leading causes of malpractice claims filed against orthopaedic surgeons is missed compartment syndrome. These suits involve 87% delays in diagnosis and 37% delays in treatment, with 65% of total suits won by the plaintiff.
As described, time to diagnosis is one of the most prognostic factors, yet the ambiguity of the clinical signs may lead to delay. Many clinical exam findings are lagging indicators while pain out of proportion is the only leading indicator. Pain has low sensitivity, is considered subjective and on its own, inconclusive. Individual signs have only 13 – 54% sensitivity and 3+ signs are required for 98% sensitivity.
Recognized as the Gold Standard for over 30 years, the STIC Intra-Compartmental Pressure Monitor provides quick and continuous measurements, which adds valuable data to your clinical assessment for a prompt and more informed decision. Results show 94% sensitivity, 98% specificity, and 99% negative predictive value (Duckworth and McQueen, 2019).
Additional benefits of the STIC Monitor System include:
- Sterile disposables for a simple, rapid set-up
- Proven accuracy and reliability with strong clinical evidence
- Hand-held with convenient pre-filled syringe for easy transport
- Cost effective with a dedicated CPT reimbursement code