Length measuring devices
Length measuring devices are used to measure the length of the shunt. The defined measurement should be the same as the shaft length of the prosthesis being used. If in doubt, always used the next prosthesis in length!
Length measuring devices are made by several manufacturers. Some of them are shown in the following, although this selection is by no means exhaustive.
Measuring the shunt length
The display of the correct shunt length measurement is indicated on the shunt model with the Blom-Singer® measuring prosthesis as 16 Fr. diameter. Other measuring devices work in the same way