Perforation of the median nerve with an acupuncture needle guided by ultrasound

Kessler, Jens; Streitberger, Konrad (2008). Perforation of the median nerve with an acupuncture needle guided by ultrasound. Acupuncture in medicine, 26(4), pp. 231-3. London: BMJ Publishing Group 10.1136/aim.26.4.231

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In an experiment on one of the authors, we used ultrasound to visualise an acupuncture needle completely perforating the median nerve at the acupuncture point PC6. During this procedure only a slight sensation occurred, and no pain. We conclude that, in individual cases, the median nerve might be perforated without causing pain or neurological problems.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy

UniBE Contributor:

Streitberger, Konrad Markus

ISSN:

0964-5284

ISBN:

19098694

Publisher:

BMJ Publishing Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:03

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2018 12:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/aim.26.4.231

PubMed ID:

19098694

Web of Science ID:

000207679300004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27294 (FactScience: 105924)

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