Compartment syndrome caused by a properly functioning infusion pump.


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

Pubmed Central 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