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3 inch needle embedded in teenagers foot removed after 40 min procedure

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Aug 22, 2017, 1:41 pm IST
Updated : Aug 22, 2017, 1:41 pm IST

The needle's top part broke and got embedded deep under the skin after the teenager stepped on it.

The doctor called the process a fishing expedition (Photo: AFP)
 The doctor called the process a fishing expedition (Photo: AFP)

A needle may not seem like a very harmful object but it can lead to a gruelling ordeal for a person once lodged deep enough to give even doctors a hard time removing it. While the task may seem simple, but utmost care needs to be taken to prevent further damage.

A teenager in California stepped on a sewing needle measuring between one and a half to three inches long and the top part broke and ended up getting embedded deep in his foot. What followed was a 40-minute procedure to dissect the foot as the needle was pulled out in a blood curdling moment.

The doctor who runs a clinic in California described the process in the excruciating footage as a fishing expedition as the needle was stuck deep under his skin.

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