A small number of patients may have a contraindication to placement of an intraosseous infusion needle. Some limits apply only to selection of a single site, while others would affect all possible sites.


Local contraindication:

(1) fracture

(2) infected third degree burn

(3) cellulitis

(4) immobilization impossible

(5) localized bone disease


Absolute contraindication:

(1) generalized bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta, osteopetrosis)


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