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Acute compartment syndrome: Reducing the risk

Abstract:

Acute limb compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency characterized by raised pressure within an unyielding tissue compartment. Although there is commonly a history of trauma there are a number of causes of compartment syndrome, which includes iatrogenic insults. The key clinical feature of a compartment syndrome in the conscious patient is severe pain out of proportion to the injury and aggravated by passive muscle stretch. Intracompartmental pressure measurements remain the only objective...

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10.1258/cr.2008.080019

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Journal:
Clinical Risk
Volume:
14
Issue:
3
Pages:
114-118
Publication date:
2008-05-05
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ISSN:
1356-2622
URN:
uuid:1906a048-2b92-44d9-8bdc-86bca98ead64
Source identifiers:
228231
Local pid:
pubs:228231
Language:
English

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