Compartment syndrome caused by a properly functioning infusion pump.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Compartment syndrome caused by an infiltrated intravenous catheter has been previously reported, but there are no reports of compartment syndrome caused by fluids and/or medications dispensed by a properly functioning drug infusion pump. A case in which a commonly used drug infusion pump delivered propofol and remifentanil under high pressure, leading to compartment syndrome, is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bebawy, JF; Gupta, DK; Koht, A

Published Date

  • March 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 134 - 136

PubMed ID

  • 21377078

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4529

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jclinane.2009.11.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States