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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
 
Board
Board of Physical Therapy
 
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
Action Practice of dry needling
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 7/26/2019
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7/26/19  10:23 pm
Commenter: Michael

CASE REPORTS - ALABAMA
 

Case Reports Alabama

Case 1. In 2017, a 16-year-old boy suffered a deep infection in the posterolateral distal aspect of the right thigh related to dry needling performed by a physical therapist [15]. He was treated for the deep infection in the posterolateral distal aspect of the right thigh at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Alabama, in Mobile, Alabama [15]. The deep infection in the posterolateral distal aspect of the right thigh required surgical drainage and intravenous antibiotics [15]. He was hospitalized for five days [15]. After discharge, he was continued on intravenous antibiotics for three weeks [15].

Reference:

Kim DC, Glenzer S, Johnson A, Nimityongskul P. Deep infection following dry needling in a young athlete: an underreported complication of an increasingly prevalent modality: a case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018;8(3):e73. https:// insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=30256243.

 

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