Acute compartment syndrome of the lower limb and the effect of postoperative analgesia on diagnosis.

@article{Mar2009AcuteCS,
  title={Acute compartment syndrome of the lower limb and the effect of postoperative analgesia on diagnosis.},
  author={G J Mar and Michael J Barrington and Brian McGuirk},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={3-11}
}
Acute compartment syndrome can cause significant disability if not treated early, but the diagnosis is challenging. This systematic review examines whether modern acute pain management techniques contribute to delayed diagnosis. A total of 28 case reports and case series were identified which referred to the influence of analgesic technique on the diagnosis of compartment syndrome, of which 23 discussed epidural analgesia. In 32 of 35 patients, classic signs and symptoms of compartment syndrome… CONTINUE READING
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