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If you inserted IV in the forearm can the cannula point towards the wrist/hand?

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: No

I am not aware of any circumstance where this is appropriate.

In brief: No

I am not aware of any circumstance where this is appropriate.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Possible

This would not be the typical way to insert an IV cannula since we usually insert them pointing to the central circulation not the opposite way.
I suppose it is possible to do but I am not sure why someone would insert one that way.

In brief: Possible

This would not be the typical way to insert an IV cannula since we usually insert them pointing to the central circulation not the opposite way.
I suppose it is possible to do but I am not sure why someone would insert one that way.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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