The broken needle: report of case.

  title={The broken needle: report of case.},
  author={Daniel L Orr},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  volume={107 4},
  • Daniel L Orr
  • Published 1983 in Journal of the American Dental Association
After any patient who is to receive a local anesthetic has given informed consent about the possibility of broken instruments, the practitioner should carefully prepare the patient and instrumentation for a successful anesthetic. If a needle does break and cannot be immediately removed, the practitioner should not try to retrieve it. The patient should be referred to a knowledgeable specialist familiar with the detailed anatomy of the head and neck and the surgical removal of foreign bodies… CONTINUE READING