London, Sep 08: Researchers have developed a new method of freeing the blocked zip which will guard men from certain injuries caused by a jammed trouser zipper.
100 years after the modern zip was invented by a Swedish-American engineer, a technique devised by doctors at St Mary's Hospital in London offers hope to men who suffer with excruciating pain, and embarrassment, the Independent reported.
The new method involves "liberal lubrication" and a device that pulls the zip apart.
In the new procedure, a needle-holder, said to resemble a pair of scissors and normally used by doctors to hold the needle during suturing, is used to slowly pull the zipper apart. (ANI)