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Zip fastener injuries

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

If the skin of the penis is caught in a trouser zip:

  • anaesthetise the injury with 1/2% lignocaine
  • undo the zip when anaesthesia effective
  • if this fails, use pliers to break the diamond connecting the the two halves of the zip bar, allowing the zip to be taken apart

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