Diagnosis and Management of Extremity Compartment Syndromes: An Orthopaedic Perspective
More than 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed annually with compartment syndrome. This condition is commonly established based on clinical parameters. Determining its presence, however, can be challenging in obtunded patients or those with an altered mental status. A delay in diagnosis and treatment of these injuries can result in significant morbidity. Surgical release of the enveloping fascia remains the acceptable standard treatment for compartment syndrome. This article reviews the evaluation and treatment of compartment syndrome.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: From the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and 2: General Surgery, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio
Publication date: 01 December 2007
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