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Catastrophic complication of simple cast treatment: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8497010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 36-year-old man who developed a compartment syndrome after a minor ankle fracture was casted. The treatment was inadequately monitored and he subsequently developed the manifestations of a crush syndrome. This case demonstrates that relatively minor injuries can indeed be fatal if appropriate vigilance is not maintained.
B J Hawkins; P N Bays
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-24     Completed Date:  1993-06-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  760-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
U.S. Naval Hospital, Department of Orthopedics, Bremerton, WA 98312.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle Injuries / therapy*
Casts, Surgical / adverse effects*
Crush Syndrome / complications,  etiology*,  pathology

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