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Anterior thigh compartment syndrome after prone positioning for lumbosacral fixation.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society
Publication Date
Volume
21 Suppl 4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-012-2282-3
PMID: 22481550
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Medline

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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