Podiatrists who have the appropriate annotation to administer local anaesthetics in the course of their practice have the choice of a number of agents available to them. In private practice, the majority of practitioners have elected to use Scandonest cartridges, and this has been readily available from a number of suppliers.
Recently there has been an appetite from private practitioners for Chirocaine as they would like the option if they are administering larger volumes for ankle blocks. Obtaining Chirocaine has previously been challenging as it is listed by the licence holder as a hospital line, which means that it’s distribution is very closely controlled and has not been available through the normal channels.
Osgo has been able to represent its members and secure a supply through its preferred supplier, Phoenix Healthcare Distribution. Members of Osgo who have the L.A. annotation are now able to purchase Chirocaine for use in their practice through the Osgo website here.