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Why do physicians use metal needles to access dialysis fistula?
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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: It is less traumatic
Usually specially-trained nurses or technicians access dialysis fistulas, not physicians.
Metal needles are used to help penetrate the skin and the thickened wall of the vein accurately and with minimal trauma. Sometimes blunt needles are used (if a buttonholing technique is being employed).

In brief: It is less traumatic
Usually specially-trained nurses or technicians access dialysis fistulas, not physicians.
Metal needles are used to help penetrate the skin and the thickened wall of the vein accurately and with minimal trauma. Sometimes blunt needles are used (if a buttonholing technique is being employed).
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Common availability
It is common choice of dialysis centers because they can get into a fistula.

In brief: Common availability
It is common choice of dialysis centers because they can get into a fistula.
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