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An unusual presentation of compartment syndrome

Martin, Cameron, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: May 2015 - Volume 28 - Issue 5 - p 36–39
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000460920.82885.67
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ABSTRACT Compartment syndrome occurs when excessive pressure in an enclosed space in the body compromises perfusion. Without treatment, this condition can cause tissue ischemia and necrosis. Typically, acute compartment syndrome develops acutely after traumatic injury. The article describes a case of delayed compartment syndrome after a fall.

At the time this article was written, Cameron Martin practiced in the Department of Orthopedics, Orthopedic Trauma Team, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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