Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does the Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Marrow Biopsy System work?

The Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Marrow Biopsy System uses our patented technology platform, including a specially designed needle and rotary-powered driver, to quickly and safely obtain bone marrow specimens.

 

2. Does the Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Marrow Biopsy System hurt?

ALL bone marrow biopsies and aspirations hurt. Multiple studies show the Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Marrow Biopsy System hurts less than manual needles both during the procedure, as well as in the days after.3, 5

 

3. How long does the procedure take?

Using the Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Marrow Biopsy System, properly trained clinicians can often complete a bone marrow biopsy in under 90 seconds.3

 

4. Why should my doctor use it?

The Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Marrow Biopsy System is simple, safe and fast. It produces reliably larger specimens and is less painful than manual needles for the patient. Clinical Studies have demonstrated higher operator satisfaction rates with the Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Marrow Biopsy System.4, 5

 

5. How can I have the Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Access System used on me?

Ask your physician! Or have us contact your doctor on your behalf. The Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Access System is available in select global markets.

 

The Arrow® OnControl® Powered Bone Marrow Biopsy System and Powered Bone Lesion Biopsy System should not be used by clinicians unfamiliar with the complications, limitations, indications, and contraindications of bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.

References:

3. Miller LJ, Philbeck TE, Montez DF, et al. Powered bone marrow biopsy procedures produce larger core specimens, with less pain, in less time than with standard manual devices. Hematology Reports 2011;3(e8):22-5. doi:10.4081/hr.2011.e8.* 

4. Reed LJ, Raghupathy R, Strakhan M, et al. The OnControl bone marrow biopsy technique is superior to the standard manual technique for hematologists-in-training: a prospective, randomized comparison. Hematology Reports 2011;3(e21). doi:10.4081/hr.2011.e21.* 

5. Swords RT, Anguita J, Higgins RA, et al. A prospective randomized study of a rotary powered device (OnControl) for bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. J Clin Pathol 2011; 64(9):809-13. doi:10.1136/jclinpath-2011-200047.* 

* Research sponsored by Teleflex Incorporated and its affiliates, including Vidacare LLC.

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