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Intraosseous infusion

Catherine E Perron, MD
Section Editors
Anne M Stack, MD
Allan B Wolfson, MD
Deputy Editor
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH


This topic will discuss intraosseous (IO) infusion in children and adults, including indications, contraindications, and techniques according to device.

Other forms of venous access are discussed separately:

(See "Vascular (venous) access for pediatric resuscitation and other pediatric emergencies" and "Peripheral venous access in adults".)

(See "Peripheral venous access in adults".)

(See "Overview of central venous access".)

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