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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51

A simple method to maintain nokor needle orientation during subcision


1 Division of Dermatology, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Derma Clinic, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Date of Submission19-Jul-2019
Date of Acceptance18-Oct-2019
Date of Web Publication27-Mar-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammed I AlJasser
Division of Dermatology, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh 11481
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdds.jdds_43_19

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  Abstract 


Subcision using a Nokor needle is commonly performed to treat acne scars. We describe a new method to maintain proper needle orientation during subcision.

Keywords: Acne scar, Nokor, subcision


How to cite this article:
AlJasser MI, Al-Khenaizan S, El Masri B. A simple method to maintain nokor needle orientation during subcision. J Dermatol Dermatol Surg 2020;24:51

How to cite this URL:
AlJasser MI, Al-Khenaizan S, El Masri B. A simple method to maintain nokor needle orientation during subcision. J Dermatol Dermatol Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jun 7];24:51. Available from: http://www.jddsjournal.org/text.asp?2020/24/1/51/281420



Subcision is a commonly performed procedure to treat acne scars. When using a Nokor needle for subcision, it is very important to maintain a horizontal orientation of the sharp edge of the needle. One of the simplest described methods is to use ink to mark the needle.[1] However, the ink might be difficult to see from a distance and might get erased during the procedure.

We propose an alternative method to maintain the orientation of Nokor needle during subcision. Using heat, another Nokor needle (or other types of needles) can be used to make an indent in the plastic part of the needle [Figure 1]. During subcision, the surgeon can always feel the indent to ensure proper orientation of the needle [Figure 2].
Figure 1: A lighter is used to heat a Nokor needle (left). The heated needle is used to make an indent in the plastic part of another Nokor needle (right)

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Figure 2: The indent (arrow) can be used by the surgeon as a guide to the proper orientation of the needle during subcision

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Al-Khenaizan S. Nokor needle marking: A simple method to maintain orientation during subcision. J Drugs Dermatol 2007;6:343-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
    


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