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Response to Akoto (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 08:26 PM

17. Oh yeah. I always use topical anaesthetic before doing a nerve-block.

Patients can get squirrely during a nerve-block. Most of the time, they do all right. Once, though, a patient jerked so hard while the needle was in his toe that it punctured clear through to the opposite side, and gave me a needle-stick.

What a hassle. I had to postpone the procedure, and get all kinds of testing done, HIV, etc.

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