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Ectopic calcification occurred in two patients as a late sequela of compartment syndrome. The clinical and roentgenographic appearance are sufficiently typical that the diagnosis should be made without difficulty. Leaving the wound open after incision and drainage of these lesions may lead to secondary infection. Closing the wound after decompression over(More)
Nine patients with rigid equinocavovarus contractures of the foot and ankle after ischemic episodes of the leg were treated from 1986 to 1989. The ischemic contractures occurred after tibial and fibular fractures in six cases, and after a trimalleolar ankle fracture, an electrical burn, and cardiac bypass surgery in one case each. Previous tendon and nerve(More)
Three patients with calcaneal fractures developed clawing of the lesser toes as a late sequela. Believing that this complication may be the result of contractures from an occult compartment syndrome of the foot, an investigation of the anatomical compartments of the foot was performed. The various compartments of 17 unembalmed adult lower limb specimens(More)
We report the results of treatment in eight patients who had posteromedial dislocation of the ankle without fracture. The ages of seven of the eight patients ranged from twenty-three to thirty-six years. Four patients had increased generalized ligamentous laxity. One-half of the injuries were sustained during athletic competition. The mechanism of injury(More)
Posterior antiglide plates recently have been introduced as a method of fixation for the short oblique fracture (Type B, as defined by the AO Group) of the distal part of the fibula. This method has several advantages over the more commonly used lateral plate for the fixation of this type of fracture, including dissection of a smaller area and less(More)
Nine patients treated surgically for Achilles tendon rupture (7 patients) or tendinosis (2 patients) with primary repair or debridement and augmentation with the flexor hallucis longus muscle-tendon unit were evaluated at a mean of 19 months postoperative. Subjective evaluation revealed a high level of satisfaction. All patients returned to work and only(More)
Twenty-nine patients with intracapsular fractures of the femur were treated with a sliding compression screw. The overall incidence of unsatisfactory results was 48%. In the combined group of Garden III-type and Garden IV-type fractures, 58% had unsatisfactory results. The Garden IV type fractures, considered separately, had 89% unacceptable results. The(More)
The foot has been mentioned as a site for the development of a compartment syndrome for approximately 9 years. Despite this, very little information exists in the literature containing specifics on the nature of the disorder. Very recent work has shown that crush injuries, forefoot and midfoot fractures and dislocations, and calcaneal fractures are prone to(More)
Compartment syndrome should be treated early and aggressively to prevent late complications. Patients may have late deformity because of a failure of diagnosis, inadequate decompression, or a delay in fasciotomies. Late reconstruction will allow a plantigrade and relatively functional foot. Complete excision of scarred muscle will prevent recurrence in(More)