“The epidemic of orthopedic complications encountered in the interventional fluoroscopy suite is a result of…the cumulative adverse effect of bearing the weight and design of personal protective apparel worn to reduce radiation risk, and to the poor ergonomic design of interventional suites”10

StandTall is an external specialty sheath extender that was designed to overcome the ergonomic limitations of challenging access-site procedures. The measurable advantages of this device provide the physician with a more comfortable posture, thereby reducing musculoskeletal stress and fatigue. StandTall simultaneously decreases radiation exposure while creating a more stable workflow environment.

StandTall Features

  • Single-use, 8.3 FR, 25 cm, sheath extender

  • Hydrophilic inner lining

  • Shapeable, flexible 20 cm coiled shaft

  • Multi-position clasp with adhesive securely attaches to patient or drape allowing for positioning from 0 -180º

  • Universal Adapter: Compatible with most introducer sheaths including 5-8 FR Terumo, Boston Scientific and Medtronic vascular access sheaths and 7-8 FR Cook Sheaths

The universal adapter securely attaches the StandTall external specialty support sheath to the vascular access sheath. The adhesive clasp is then positioned to secure StandTall in the optimal place and adheres to the patient or drape. StandTall is then shaped into its desired position and secured onto the adhesive clasp redirecting and stabilizing workflow back toward the physician, staff and standard room set upF

Using StandTall as part of the endovascular protocol will provide the physician with a more comfortable and stable workflow environment while reducing musculoskeletal stress and fatigue when conducting fluoroscopic procedures. Data to support this statement is on file at Radux Devices and the POC report is available upon request.

Procedures Where StandTall May Offer Ergonomic Advantages

  • Antegrade arterial puncture for arterial intervention
  • Arterial-venous fistula intervention
  • Carotid access for stent, acute stroke or emergent CNS reperfusion
  • Pedal access for limb salvage and chronic limb ischemia
  • Morbidly obese patient management
  • Bilateral access
  • Popliteal access
  • Translumbar access



how standtall addresses risk in the angiography suite

A proof of concept study conducted by S. Myers, et al., Department of Biomechanics, University of Nebraska, Omaha demonstrated significant ergonomic and occupational health improvements when using StandTall versus standard vascular access in a porcine model using antegrade femoral access and an ergonomically challenging approach. A copy of this study is available on request. 

This study demonstrated:

70% reduction in operator hand radiation exposure

30% less operator fatigue

23% improved sterility

Easy sheath re-positioning

Improved access site stability

Enhanced patient safety

INTERVENTIONAL Fluoroscopists' Perceptions of their Occupational Health  risks*

72%  Express significant concern about radiation exposure and     occupational health issues.

77%  Believe inadequate resources are devoted to radiation        protection.

77%  Want to try new products in the IR suite.

94%  Link ergonomic constraints with radiation exposure and occupational stress.

*SIR Survey February 2015