This poor lady had a nasty surprise when a telephone call interrupted her knitting. She had tucked the needles down the side of the arm chair and as she sat back down to chat, she impaled herself on one of the needles.
It had gone approximately six centimetres in to her arm and she was obviously anxious and very uncomfortable. We established that sensation and movement in her hand was normal. After giving her some paracetamol, we padded up around the needle and then put her arm in to a sling to prevent it from moving or causing her any more pain.
At hospital an x-ray was taken which ruled out any involvement of the bones. The needle was then removed following the administration of local anaesthetic to numb the area. The lady made a good recovery from her injury.