[Compartment syndrome of the lower part of the leg, exceptional trauma mechanism].

@article{Larsen2003CompartmentSO,
  title={[Compartment syndrome of the lower part of the leg, exceptional trauma mechanism].},
  author={Michael Hareskov Larsen and Henrik Toft Nielsen and Jens Ulrik Wester},
  journal={Ugeskrift for laeger},
  year={2003},
  volume={165 27},
  pages={2751-2}
}
Acute compartment syndrome (CS) is a limb threatening condition which warrants emergency treatment. We describe a case of a 37-year-old man with acute CS developed without major trauma. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment by decompressive fasciotomy is of vital importance in order to preserve limb function and to avoid complications. As a consequence of this case the department purchased a pressure transducer. Measurement of high pressure could have saved the patient for an undue risk of… CONTINUE READING