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Acute compartment syndrome--a life and limb threatening surgical emergency.

Malik, AA; Khan, WS; Chaudhry, A; Ihsan, M; Cullen, NP; (2009) Acute compartment syndrome--a life and limb threatening surgical emergency. J Perioper Pract , 19 (5) 137 - 142.

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Abstract

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.

Type:Article
Title:Acute compartment syndrome--a life and limb threatening surgical emergency.
Location:England
Language:English
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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