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The embedded broken-off needle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1271597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A technique for removal of broken-off needles embedded in the sole of the foot is described. Posteroanterior and lateral x-ray films with a radiopaque marker at the needle entry point make it possible to calculate the position of the needle. Using the marker as a third point of reference, solid geometry is used to identify the position and angle of the needle in the space of the foot. A stab wound using a No. 11 blade is aimed on a 90 degree angle at the middle of the needle, permitting its easy removal.
R Leidelmeyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JACEP     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0361-1124     ISO Abbreviation:  JACEP     Publication Date:  1976 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0317011     Medline TA:  JACEP     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  362-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Foreign Bodies / radiography,  surgery*

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