Complications of intraosseous access

Jordan Arakawa, Erik Woelber, Zachary Working, James Meeker, Darin Friess

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Cases: Intraosseous (IO) access is an effective surrogate for intravascular access in critically ill patients. We present 2 cases of IO complications. The first patient is a 44-year-old man with deep peroneal nerve sensorimotor dysfunction due to possible missed acute compartment syndrome from improper placement of a tibial IO needle. The second patient is an immunosuppressed 69-year-old man with idiopathic factor VIII deficiency who required amputation 7 months after right tibia IO access. Conclusion: These adverse events of IO access are limited in the literature. We make recommendations to reduce these outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere19.00382
JournalJBJS case connector
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 20 2021

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  • Medicine(all)


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