This paper presents the patient morbidity related to various injection sites. A common complaint was that of an unsightly scar. The degree of the reaction to the injected material is dependent on the product injected, the site used and factors intrinsic to the patient. These include the natural healing tendencies of the individual patient, their race and age. Extrinsic factors can also influence the final scar, including the injection technique itself, the product injected and complications such as infection. All these factors must be considered prior to injecting the patient and the patient should be warned of scar formation. When a scar is likely or inevitable, the patient should be offered a less conspicuous injection site than the outer aspect of the arm provided that the alternative site does not alter the efficacy of the product being injected. This paper aims to document patient morbidity encountered amongst a series of patients relating to injection sites. Where scarring is inevitable, alternative injection sites are proposed that do not alter the efficacy of the drug. Options to prevent or correct contour anomalies caused by steroid and insulin therapy are reviewed.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 1, 2004
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