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American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology:
doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e3181d3dc69
Case Reports

KneePR-Substantial Injuries Caused by Unorthodox Resuscitation Technique

Peterson, Brian L. MD*; Rossi, Kimberly†

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Abstract

We report a case of cardiopulmonary resuscitation involving chest compressions performed with the rescuer's knee. The substantial injuries caused by this unorthodox technique could have been mistaken for the cause of death were it not for careful scene investigation and documentation.

© 2011 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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