Case ReportsCompartment Syndrome After Bosworth Fracture-Dislocation of the Ankle: A Case ReportYoung Szalay, Melissa D.; Roberts, John B.Author Information Department of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. Accepted June 20, 2000. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Melissa D. Young Szalay, 600 Seventh Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-2112, U.S.A. No financial support of this project has occurred. The authors have received nothing of value. This manuscript does not contain information about medical devices. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: May 2001 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - p 301-303 Buy Abstract There are only a few reported cases of compartment syndrome after an ankle fracture, and all have involved the deep posterior compartment. We present a case in which a patient had a Bosworth fracture-dislocation of the ankle, underwent open reduction internal fixation, and subsequently had an anterior compartment syndrome of the leg. Early recognition and prompt treatment are essential to avoid the late sequelae of compartment syndrome. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.