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What is this "buttonhole technique" I keep hearing everyone talking about?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Dialysis treatment

The buttonhole technique is a term used for inserting a blunt needle into a vein/fistula of a person who is undergoing blood/hemodialysis.
It is less painful as the blunt needle traverses a tract which has been created by a needle, so it is like a button going into a button hole.

In brief: Dialysis treatment

The buttonhole technique is a term used for inserting a blunt needle into a vein/fistula of a person who is undergoing blood/hemodialysis.
It is less painful as the blunt needle traverses a tract which has been created by a needle, so it is like a button going into a button hole.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Above description is accurate. It takes a skilled and experienced nurse or tech to establish the track. A taught and experienced nurse or tech or home partner must follow proper technique. Infections can happen. With strict technique the fistula is nicely preserved over time.
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In brief: Laparoscopy

That is doing surgery by passing a scope into the body through a small cut instead of opening the abdomen.

In brief: Laparoscopy

That is doing surgery by passing a scope into the body through a small cut instead of opening the abdomen.
Dr. Michael Michaels
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