• Are different lengths of needles available to suit different sizes of people?

      • Needle length is indicated on the needle pack in inches and/or millimetres. A variety of lengths is available and an assessment of the length of needle required to reach the muscle should be made by an assessment of the individual patient, taking into account any subcutaneous fat.

        Should I inject the needle to the hub?

        You need to allow for approximately 2-3mm of the needle length to be left outside the skin to allow the needle to be removed should it break.

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