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Screening tools in the diagnosis of acute compartment syndrome.

Abstract:

Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a surgical emergency requiring urgent fasciotomy to save the limb. However, time is of the essence and diagnostic uncertainty can lead to unnecessary surgery. Measurement of intracompartmental pressure (ICP) to aid decision making is becoming commonplace, particularly in unconscious or confused patients. However, inaccurate readings can result from misplacement of the probe, subjecting patients to a needless fasciotomy in the event of an overreading. Simila...

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Publisher copy:
10.1177/0003319710365145

Authors


Garner, AJ More by this author
Journal:
Angiology
Volume:
61
Issue:
5
Pages:
475-481
Publication date:
2010-07-05
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EISSN:
1940-1574
ISSN:
0003-3197
URN:
uuid:8269aa7d-fe8a-4c88-b1bb-eba18694aae6
Source identifiers:
311521
Local pid:
pubs:311521

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