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Fentanyl-Induced Muscle Rigidity

August 21, 2017

This document provides recommendations for bystanders to deal with the dangerous presence of rigidity in overdoses.

Fentanyl-induced muscle rigidity, also known as “chest wall rigidity” and "wooden chest syndrome" is a complication of intravenous injection of fentanyl that has been recognized in the induction of anesthesia in hospital populations.

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