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Anterior thigh compartment syndrome after prone positioning for lumbosacral fixation.

Authors
  • Dahab, R
  • Barrett, C
  • Pillay, R
  • De Matas, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Spine Journal
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2012
Volume
21 Suppl 4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-012-2282-3
PMID: 22481550
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a case of a patient who developed anterior thigh compartment syndrome after being positioned prone for instrumented lumbar spine surgery. Although rare, clinicians should be aware that compartment syndrome is a possible complication of spinal surgery.

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