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Isolated medial foot compartment syndrome after ankle sprain

Authors
Journal
Foot and Ankle Surgery
1268-7731
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
20
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.fas.2013.08.006
Keywords
  • Compartment
  • Syndrome
  • Fasciotomy
  • Deltoid Ligament Rupture
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Foot compartment syndrome is a serious potential complication of foot crush injury, fractures, surgery, and vascular injury. An acute compartment syndrome isolated to the medial compartment of the foot after suffering an ankle sprain is a rare complication. We report the case of a 31-year-old man who developed a medial foot compartment syndrome after suffering a deltoid ligament rupture at ankle while playing football. The patient underwent a medial compartment fasciotomy with resolution of symptoms. Compartment syndromes of the foot are rare and have been reported to occur after severe trauma. But, there are some reports in the literature of acute exertional compartment syndrome. In our case, the compartment syndrome appeared after an ankle sprain without vascular injuries associated.

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