Oxygen Embolism During Surgical Lavage of Chronic Osteomyelitis of Femur with Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Rem Kumar Rai Department of Orthopedics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir-Hospital. Department of Orthopedics, Shree Birendra Hospital
  • Amit Joshi Department of Orthopedics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir-Hospital. Department of Orthopedics, Shree Birendra Hospital
  • Bishnu Babu Thapa Department of Orthopedics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir-Hospital. Department of Orthopedics, Shree Birendra Hospital
  • Sushil Rana Magar Department of Orthopedics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir-Hospital. Department of Orthopedics, Shree Birendra Hospital
  • Dev Narayan Sah Department of Orthopedics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir-Hospital. Department of Orthopedics, Shree Birendra Hospital
Keywords: hydrogen peroxide, oxygen embolism, osteomyelitis

Abstract

Hydrogen peroxide, an over the counter irrigation solution used in infected and dirty wounds, has been reported mainly in the anesthesia literature to have life threatening complications. We report a case of near fatal gas embolism during an orthopedic procedure of irrigating the wound of a 30 year old female with chronic osteomyelitis of the femur using hydrogen peroxide solution.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/noaj.v3i2.9528  

NOAJ July-December 2013, Vol 3, Issue 2, 41-43

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2014-01-08
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Rai, R., Joshi, A., Thapa, B., Magar, S., & Sah, D. (2014). Oxygen Embolism During Surgical Lavage of Chronic Osteomyelitis of Femur with Hydrogen Peroxide. Nepal Orthopaedic Association Journal, 3(2), 41-43. https://doi.org/10.3126/noaj.v3i2.9528
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Case Report & Review of Literature