Sharp versus blunt needle: a comparative study of penetration of internal structures and bleeding in dogs.

@article{Heavner2003SharpVB,
  title={Sharp versus blunt needle: a comparative study of penetration of internal structures and bleeding in dogs.},
  author={James E. Heavner and Gabor B. Racz and Bharat Jenigiri and Travis Lehman and Miles R. Day},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={226-31}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Complications associated with interventional pain procedures have raised questions regarding the relative safety of sharp vs. blunt needles. It has been speculated that the incidence of hemorrhage, intraneural and/or intravascular injections may be reduced by the use of blunt needles. In this study we compared penetration and bleeding associated with sharp vs. blunt needle punctures. METHODS Attempts were made to insert blunt and sharp needles (18-, 20-, 22-, and 25… CONTINUE READING
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