Dr. Stathis Poulakidas, Division Chief of Burn Surgery / Cook County Health, Chicago, IL
A 54-year old female with alcoholism fell asleep on her lower left leg causing a compartment syndrome injury. Platelets were below 21, 000. Treatment before application of BloodSTOP iX was 8 units of transfused blood, 8 units of fresh frozen plasma (FFP), and 8 units of transfused platelets. Continuous bleeding occurred over 48 hours. BloodSTOP iX was packed into the wound and bleeding was controlled within 2 hours.