Acute compartment syndrome--a life and limb threatening surgical emergency.
J Perioper Pract
137 - 142.
Acute compartment syndrome is a life and limb threatening condition. Clinical assessment is the diagnostic cornerstone of compartment syndrome but pressure monitoring also has a role in equivocal cases, in unconscious or uncooperative patients, and in patients with nerve blocks and other forms of regional and epidural anesthesia. A high degree of suspicion and early decompression of all compartments at risk are important for a satisfactory outcome.
|Title:||Acute compartment syndrome--a life and limb threatening surgical emergency.|
|Keywords:||Compartment Syndromes, Emergency Treatment, Extremities, Humans|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)|
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