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Compartment syndrome of the well leg as a result of the hemilithotomy position: a report of two cases and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11733678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Compartment syndrome in the well leg as a complication of prolonged positioning in a hemilithotomy position is a serious complication that is rarely reported in the orthopaedic literature. A similar entity has been well described in urologic, gynecologic, and general surgery literature but, to the authors' knowledge, has been reported in only seven patients in the orthopaedic literature. The authors report two cases of unilateral compartment syndrome in a well leg during femoral nailing of the contralateral leg. Risk factors, theories of pathogenesis, and preventive measures are identified and discussed.
P V Mathews; J J Perry; P C Murray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orthopaedic trauma     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0890-5339     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orthop Trauma     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-04     Completed Date:  2002-01-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807705     Medline TA:  J Orthop Trauma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  580-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, 1356 Lusitana Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, U.S.A.
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Compartment Syndrome / diagnosis,  etiology*
Body Mass Index
Femoral Fractures / diagnosis,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary / adverse effects*,  methods
Injury Severity Score
Risk Assessment
Time Factors

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