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Acute compartment syndrome of the thigh following minor trauma in a patient on dual anti-platelet therapy.
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PMID:  21284819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acute compartment syndrome of the thigh is a rare surgical emergency. It is usually associated with high energy trauma and concomitant femoral fracture. We present the case of a 54 year old man who developed acute compartment syndrome of the thigh following a low energy traumatic hamstring tear. Background anti-platelet therapy and hospital prescribed anticoagulants were likely contributors to this pathology. We describe these factors and discuss the issues associated with assessment of minor trauma in the anti-coagulated patient.
Authors:
Lorenzo J Calabro; Charles G Dick; Michael J Lutz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1742-6723     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med Australas     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101199824     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Australas     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. EMA © 2011 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine.
Affiliation:
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia.
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