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Safety of power driven devices for intraosseous access in infants

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 12 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4362
  1. Ashley Reece, consultant paediatrician1,
  2. Anthony Cohn, consultant paediatrician1
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Watford General Hospital, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 0HB, UK
  1. ashley.reece{at}

Taylor and Clarke report amputation secondary to compartment syndrome after power driven intraosseous needle insertion in two infants.1 We know of another case; the three children in these cases were all under 2 years old.

To our knowledge, the power assisted …

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