Billateral Femoral Osteomyelitis Following Venous Cutdown


Obtaining rapid access in emergency situations for infusion of IV fluids, blood and blood products or medications is vital in using various methods. These include venopuncture, intraosseous infusion, percutanous central venous access and peripheral venous cut-down. We report a case of a 30-year-old woman who developed severe obstetric hemorrhage and had peripheral venous cut-down that was complicated by bilateral femoral osteomyelitis. This is a rare occurrence and this case report shows the need for strict adherence to safety precautions to prevent complications such as that from the procedure.

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G. Akinsorotan, S. Eyesan, D. Obalum, J. Itie, C. Aroh and A. Abiodun, "Billateral Femoral Osteomyelitis Following Venous Cutdown," Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2013, pp. 306-310. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2013.37056.

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