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The ASC where I am now working, has a Stryker unit. (not my decision). The ASC was screwed by the Stryker rep and is paying way more for the RF generator than they should. To add insult to injury, Stryker is charging them 24 dollars per RF cannulae, and $313 dollars!!! for a venom. The rep even says they don't offer a 16G cannulae, likely because they want to force you to buy their overpriced Venom.

So anyway, I'm now there to clean this up.

Can anyway please recommend a solid aftermarket sources for RF cannulae that are compatible with Stryker RF generator?, I use cannulae in both 18G and 16G sizes. If there is an option for aftermarket grounding pads, I'd take that too.

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If you do a decent amount of either BoSci or Medtronic SCS, talk to their rep about placing an RF machine for free. BoSci owns Cosman now. We have one in office. The machine is inexpensive but the probes, even nitinol, have been disappointing in durability. I’ve read good things about the Medtronic machine from several on this board. We have a Stryker machine at our ASC - overall I like it but it is pricy. Tell them you are looking into other vendors and need to get the disposable price down if they want to keep your business. If you use other Stryker products (eg kypho), ask for a discount based on that. Third party disposables are an option but may void the warranty (seems ricidulous but that’s what we were told).
 

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The ASC where I am now working, has a Stryker unit. (not my decision). The ASC was screwed by the Stryker rep and is paying way more for the RF generator than they should. To add insult to injury, Stryker is charging them 24 dollars per RF cannulae, and $313 dollars!!! for a venom. The rep even says they don't offer a 16G cannulae, likely because they want to force you to buy their overpriced Venom.

So anyway, I'm now there to clean this up.

Can anyway please recommend a solid aftermarket sources for RF cannulae that are compatible with Stryker RF generator?, I use cannulae in both 18G and 16G sizes. If there is an option for aftermarket grounding pads, I'd take that too.

Thanks
I don’t think there is a compatible 16g for the Stryker probes. That’s why I’m probably switching to the MDT unit. We do use a generic grounding pad from epimed though. It’s cheap

also the mdt deal for placement for not require you to use their scs. I’m 100% abbott
 
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Use 3M return pads, they are around $1.50. dumedical.com has 18 g for around $10 and also cheap return pads but they are on the small side compared to 3M.
 

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The ASC where I am now working, has a Stryker unit. (not my decision). The ASC was screwed by the Stryker rep and is paying way more for the RF generator than they should. To add insult to injury, Stryker is charging them 24 dollars per RF cannulae, and $313 dollars!!! for a venom. The rep even says they don't offer a 16G cannulae, likely because they want to force you to buy their overpriced Venom.

So anyway, I'm now there to clean this up.

Can anyway please recommend a solid aftermarket sources for RF cannulae that are compatible with Stryker RF generator?, I use cannulae in both 18G and 16G sizes. If there is an option for aftermarket grounding pads, I'd take that too.

Thanks
You are correct; the purpose to to force you to use Venom. There are no "compatible" 16ga cannulae that I am aware of. Stryker probes are not a standard length. I made the mistake of having the hospital buy 16ga cannulae from St Jude and then having the Stryker rep present when I attempted to use one. She had a nuclear meltdown. I got the explanation as to why they are incompatible and how I would void their warranty and absolve them of all liability should a machine malfunction injure the patient. I then confirmed the incompatibility with the aftermarket cannula manufacturers. This alone is a reason I would NEVER buy an RF generator from Stryker again. I was the fool who asked them to buy the Stryker unit. Fortunately it was the hospital (not ASC) and not my money.
 
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