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Compartment syndrome of the foot secondary to fixation of ankle fracture--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20655005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Compartment syndrome in the leg after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of ankle fractures is rare. Compartment syndrome in the foot after ORIF of ankle fractures has not been reported before. A high degree of vigilance must be exercised when managing these fractures in order to avoid complications and morbidity. We report a case in which a bimalleolar fracture of the left ankle resulted in compartment syndrome of the foot.
Shigong Guo; Deepu Sethi; Divya Prakash
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot and ankle surgery : official journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1460-9584     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2010-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609647     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Surg     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e72-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 European Foot and Ankle Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Dept of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 4HJ, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle Injuries / radiography,  surgery*
Bone Plates
Bone Screws
Compartment Syndromes / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Device Removal / methods
Fibula / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Fracture Fixation, Internal / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Fractures, Bone / radiography,  surgery*
Reoperation / methods

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