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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  10:30 pm
Commenter: Michael

CASE REPORTS - GEORGIA
 

Case 1. In August 2015, 70-year-old Eva Campbell suffered a penetrating left lung injury related to dry needling performed by a physical therapist [24]. The penetrating left lung injury resulted in a traumatic pneumothorax [24]. She was treated for the traumatic pneumothorax at the emergency department of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville in Gainesville, Georgia, and was admitted to that hospital on the same day [24]. The traumatic pneumothorax required medical and surgical intervention [24]. She was hospitalized for four days [24].

Reference:

24. Dry Needling Adverse Event Reporting System report. 2017 Jun 10.

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