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Gas-gangrene following arthroscopic surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2706057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament repair was followed by gas-gangrene and the development of a compartment syndrome. Treatment consisted of extensive fasciotomy, debridement, and antibiotic therapy with penicillin G, cefotiam, and metronidazole. The patient was also treated with five sessions of hyperbaric oxygen in a pressure chamber for a duration of 2 h per session. This therapeutic regimen resulted in the preservation of a functionally intact extremity despite severe complication.
R Ketterl; T Beckurts; J Kovacs; B Stübinger; R Hipp; B Claudi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0749-8063     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthroscopy     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-06     Completed Date:  1989-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Technical University of Munich, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroscopy / adverse effects*
Gas Gangrene / etiology*
Knee Joint / pathology,  surgery*
Ligaments, Articular / pathology,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications

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