For laryngoscopy of patients with anatomical variations which make intubation with conventional blades difficult or impossible. The basic portion of the blade makes an angle of 135° with a stainless steel mirror located at that angle on the flange facing the spatula. The distal portion of the blade is three inches long. Because the mirror inverts the reflected image, the operator should exercise caution until familiar with its use. A curved stylette is recommended for use with the Siker blade. Placing the blade in a warm water bath for ten minutes before use will avoid any mirror fogging problems.
The blade is made from 303/304 surgical stainless steel. GreenLine® blades and handles are fully compliant with ISO standard 7376-3 and interchange perfectly with companies conforming to the Green System. (i.e. Anesthesia Associates, AMS, Heine, Propper, Rusch and Welch Allyn)