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A simple method for removal of fish hooks in the emergency department
  1. H-P Ma,
  2. A C-M Lin
  1. Emergency Department, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan;

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    Fishing is a sport enjoyed by millions of people throughout the world. A common fishing injury is the embedment of the fish hook in the skin. All emergency department doctors have experimented with removing fish hooks. It is a challenging procedure because of the hook’s barb, although the external injury is usually minimal.

    The parts of the hook are the eye, shank, bend, point, and barb. The function of the barb is to …

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