Pain Management

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Epimed manufactures Racz® Catheters, epidural introducer needles, such as the RX-2™, Coudé® Blunt Nerve Block Needles, specialty needles, standard needles, and radiation safety.

Radiofrequency

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Offering innovative products designed for performing accurate and effective RF procedures, our products include the R-F™ Cannula, grounding pads, and thermocouples.

Cryoanalgesia

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The PainBlocker™ provides pain relief in interventional pain settings by cryoneuroablation. The Joule-Thomson effect used in the PainBlocker™ is able to achieve temperatures as low as -70°C.

Regional Anesthesia

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Over 30 years ago, our foundation started in regional anesthesia with the invention of spring wound catheter technology and the development of the Wiley Spinal®.

Physician Services

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We offer a variety of physician services such as  reimbursement assistance,  physician education, patient information, and technique guides.

Product Manufacturing

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Epimed International product manufacturing is well known throughout the medical community for its commitment to quality and customer service, and we can apply these same principles to help you develop and adapt new and existing products to meet your needs.

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Epimed International Designed by Experts for Experts

About Us

Epimed is a development, design, manufacturing, and distribution company creating innovative medical products for over 30 years.

Epimed’s focus is to provide effective specialty devices at a high quality in the areas of pain management and regional anesthesia.

In 1985, Epimed International was developed in Lubbock, TX by Gabor J. Racz. It was created in an effort to promote the Racz® Catheter System. This system is used to perform the procedure called Epidural Lysis of Adhesions, also know as the Racz® Procedure. Consolidation of manufacturing, sales and distribution for the Racz® Catheter system and other specialty products occurred in the early 1990’s.

With the manufacturing plant in Johnstown, NY and a facility in the Dallas, TX, we maintain an elite quality system designed to conform to the US FDA QSR contained with 21 CFR 820, certified to ISO 13845:2003 and CMDR SOR/98-82. We are a worldwide resource for OEM manufacturing, developing safe specialty products for small scale to several Fortune 500 companies within a number of medical specialties around the globe.

We support continuing education of physicians, develop and sponsor clinical studies. We also participate in local, national and international meetings and workshops.

Event Calender

Jun
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Radiofrequency Bio-Skills Lab @ Science Care / Denver Marriott City Center
Jun 24 – Jun 26 all-day
Radiofrequency Bio-Skills Lab @ Science Care / Denver Marriott City Center | Denver | Colorado | United States

BIO-SKILLS LAB PROTOCOL

Membership in the Society is required to attend any hands-on bio-skills labs.

Who may attend?

Spine Intervention Society members who are board certified or in the examination process for certification in the following specialties: Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Neurosurgery. Members who are not board certified in these specialties must have completed or be currently enrolled in an ACGME Pain Fellowship Program and begin at the lumbar level.

Requirements for Fellow and Resident Members
Fellow and resident members must be board eligible in one of the above 6 specialties and are required to enroll in lumbar as their first hands-on bio-skills course. Fellow members who are board certified in one of the above 6 specialties may submit a waiver request to start instruction at the advanced lumbar level. The waiver request must come from the Fellowship Program Director and needs to attest to the member’s skill level. Waiver requests must be submitted via email to education@spinalinjection.org.

CURRICULUM

During this 16-hour radiofrequency procedures course the following techniques will be taught:

  • L2-4 Medial Branch
  • L5 Dorsal Ramus
  • Lumbar – Attendee Choice
  • Third Occipital Nerve (TON)
  • C3-6 Medial Branch
  • C7 Medial Branch

In addition, there will be lectures and didactics covering:

  • Anatomy of Cervical and Lumbar Posterior Columns
  • Lumbar and Cervical Medial Branch Blocks
  • Radiofrequency Principles
  • Lumbar and Cervical Radiofrequency
  • Lumbar and Cervical Case Management
Jul
21
Thu
WVSIPP Annual Meeting @ Atlantis Paradise Island
Jul 21 – Jul 24 all-day
WVSIPP Annual Meeting @ Atlantis Paradise Island | The Bahamas

Mission statement of the WVSIPP: To promote the development and practice of safe, high quality, cost effective interventional pain management techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of pain and related disorders and to insure patient access to these interventions’.
Overview: We invite you to participate in the upcoming “PAIN, 2016” conference presented by Dr. Timothy Deer. This will be a dynamic educational opportunity which will attract pain practitioners from across the United States. The meeting will take place at the Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island in the Bahamas July 22-24, 2016
This event will unite approximately 300 pain practitioners from across the United States, Europe & Caribbean including: engineers, researchers, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain medicine specialists and venture capitalists. Our goal is to present cutting edge data and information to practitioners of all levels and provide a forum to interact and discuss evidence based medicine to improve the quality of care and access to care for patients. There will be many opportunities for you to network with colleagues from across the United States and attend educational sessions to expand your knowledge on current available treatment options for patients and practitioners
Expected Attendance: PAIN, 2016 is expected to bring clinicians, scientists and industry partners from all over the United States. We anticipate in excess of 300 clinical providers to attend including: physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses and pharmacists.
Course objectives: The goal of “PAIN, 2016” is to provide a unique and dynamic program on the most up to date, cutting edge information on therapies available to treat patients in pain. Each faculty member is a recognized leader in the field. Information and data presented will be on label and present the most recent and relevant information available with a focus on improving patient care, access to therapies and overall outcomes.
Format will include individual lectures, panel discussions and cases. Prior to the conference, Implanting Courses and Hands on Workshops will be available.
Accreditation:
The West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians is accredited with Commendation by The West Virginia State Medical Association (WVSMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Jul
27
Wed
24th Annual Scientific Meeting – General Session – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Marriott
Jul 27 – Jul 30 all-day
24th Annual Scientific Meeting - General Session - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Marriott | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States

The following precourses are offered on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

  • Accreditation Course in Evidence-Based Medicine: Part I. Assessing Studies of Treatment – Limited to 30 members only – $300 (Division members free, contact registration@spinalinjection.org prior to completing your registration.)
  • Accreditation Course in Evidence-Based Medicine: Part II. Assessing Studies of Diagnostic Tests and Strategies – Invitation Only
  • Back to Basics Session: Conducting Your Own Clinical Research – Limited to 40 members only – $195
  • Coding and Reimbursement Session – All attendees – $325 (Health Policy Division members free, contact registration@spinalinjection.org prior to completing your registration.)

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