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Re: [IPk] bent needles



thanks vic
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony O'Sullivan" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] bent needles


> A further suggestion about avoiding bent needles.
>
> First, forget about muscle as the needle is unlikely to reach through the
> layer of fat we all have under the skin.
>
> Second, while the silhouette needle should be aimed at 30 degrees, it
might
> be better for the thick-skinned to insert the needle vertical to the skin
> for the first couple of millimetres, then angle it for the rest of the way
> in, through soft tissue which does not interfere with the needle's passage
> at all.
>
> You would not believe how tough skin can be, and it is probably a little
> thinner away from the midline.
>
> Finally, unlike giving injections, it's better to stretch the skin when
> inserting the needle, rather than pinching it up. Thuis when you press the
> needle into it, it forms a depression, and then has only one place to go,
> that is through the skin!
>
> Finally, do everything slowly and gently, and don't remove the needle
until
> it is fully inserted.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Tony O'Sullivan
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