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The 'occult' compartment syndrome.

Authors
  • Wright, J G
  • Bogoch, E R
  • Hastings, D E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
29
Issue
1
Pages
133–134
Identifiers
PMID: 2911096
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two cases of compartment syndromes after tibial fractures are presented in patients who had no sensation in the involved compartments. The absence of any clinical symptoms in these patients emphasizes the need for routine monitoring of intra-compartmental pressure in this select group of patients.

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