Fishhook in or near a joint, in a bone or muscle, or deep in the skin

Deep penetration by a fishhook is rare. If this occurs, do not remove a fishhook that is in or near a joint, in a bone or muscle, or deep in the skin. Removing a fishhook may cause further damage to the structure or nearby structures, such as nerves and blood vessels.

The chance of further damage is reduced when a health professional removes the fishhook. The health professional can also evaluate the depth and seriousness of your injury and thoroughly clean the wound.

Last Updated: July 1, 2009

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