Obtaining rapid access in emergency situations for infusion of IV fluids,
blood and blood products or medications is vital in using various methods.
These include venopuncture, intraosseous infusion, percutanous central venous
access and peripheral venous cut-down. We report a case of a 30-year-old woman
who developed severe obstetric hemorrhage and had peripheral venous cut-down
that was complicated by bilateral femoral osteomyelitis. This is a rare
occurrence and this case report shows the need for strict adherence to safety
precautions to prevent complications such as that from the procedure.