Making your own pressure monitor

High pressure ( resistance to injection ) can be the only indicator of an intramural injection. Ban Tsui has developed and validated a simple method of pressure monitoring.

1 - draw up an extra column of air in the local anesthetic syringe

2- hold the syringe vertically so that the local is dependent and the column of air is siting on top between the local anesthetic and the syringe plunger

3- The column of trapped air acts like a cushion.  If you have to push with force and the air  is compressed by 50% or more, stop injecting because that pressure ( about 1 atm) is way too high and associated with injurious intramural injection.

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