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A Complication of the use of an Intra-Osseous Needle
  1. Mr P. Fenton, Specialist Registrar1,
  2. N Bali2,
  3. I Sargeant, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and
  4. SLA Jeffrey, Consultant Plastic Surgeon4
  1. 1Trauma and Orthopaedics
  2. 2ST2 Trauma and Orthopaedics
  3. 4all Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. 87 Russell Bank Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield B74 4RQ 07779 576667 fenton1977{at}


Intraosseous needles provide an important alternative to intravenous access for administration of drugs, fluids and blood products in the emergency management of trauma patients. This case report highlights one potential complication of the use of one brand of IO needle.

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