How to Test a Magnet's Coating & Other Questions Related to Implantation
I bought some of SMM's 3mm dia x 1mm magnets and was wondering how to test the TiN coating. What tests to y'all put your magnets through before implantation?
- What is the saline test? I'm assuming it's to see if it would react to the surrounding area after implantation.
Would using saltwater to test for voids in the coating work? If so - should I also do the saline test afterward?
Cyberise's Lidocaine kit is out of stock - what are some other ways to numb the pain? I've got some Oxy from a surgery, but I think that'd only numb a little of the pain.
- Would steri strips or medical HMA (glue) be alright replacements for sutures?
- How long should I wait before testing the magnets? I've heard that it's mostly healed in 3 weeks, but I'd like confirmation.