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Acute compartment syndrome of the thigh following total knee arthroplasty.
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PMID:  21420301     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 62year old man developed a compartment syndrome of the thigh after total knee arthroplasty. Twelve years previously he had a HTO of the same knee complicated by a compartment syndrome of the calf. The clinical diagnosis was confirmed with intracompartmental pressure measurement. Following fasciotomy pressures were normalized and further course was uncomplicated. Compartment syndrome of the thigh is a rare, but potentially devastating, complication following total knee arthroplasty. A previous compartment syndrome of the calf is identified as a risk factor.
Authors:
R H Boonstra; D Haverkamp; M M Campo; H M van der Vis
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Knee     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5800     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9430798     Medline TA:  Knee     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Tergooiziekenhuizen, Hilversum, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Van Riebeeckweg 212, 1213 XZ, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
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