If the patient elects to proceed with the insertion he/she is laid on the side. The fleshiest part of the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks is located and cleansed. This is usually midway between the iliac crest and the greater trocanter. A 10cc syringe of Lidocaine is used with 2cc of N/S using a inch 25 gauge needle to infiltrate an area parallel to the table. A very small shallow puncture is made at the point of infiltration. A female trochar or male trochar is inserted through the puncture site and quickly angled parallel to the table anteriorly along the path of the local anesthesia to the hub of the trochar. The stylus is removed and the appropriate size pellets are placed in the trochar and inserted with the plunger.
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