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Shedding Light on Splinter Removal

Shedding Light on Splinter Removal

To facilitate removal of a subdermal foreign body from a patient's hand, turn on an otoscope and lay it on a work surface, turn off the lights in the room, and hold the hand against the otoscope. The foreign body will show up more clearly than on a radiograph. (This may not work with a glass object.)
-- Julia Nyquist, MD
    Fremont, Calif

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