The use of blunt needles does not reduce glove perforations during obstetrical laceration repair.

@article{Wilson2008TheUO,
  title={The use of blunt needles does not reduce glove perforations during obstetrical laceration repair.},
  author={Lisa K Wilson and Scott G Sullivan and William H Goodnight and Eugene Y. Chang and David E Soper},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={199 6},
  pages={641.e1-3}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to compare the rate of glove perforation for blunt and sharp needles used during obstetrical laceration repair. A secondary aim was to assess physician satisfaction with blunt needles. STUDY DESIGN This was an institutional review board-approved, randomized, prospective trial. Patients with obstetric lacerations were randomized to repair with either blunt or sharp needles. Patient demographics, operator experience, and other clinical variables were… CONTINUE READING