Acute compartment syndromes: diagnosis and treatment with the aid of the wick catheter.

@article{Mubarak1978AcuteCS,
  title={Acute compartment syndromes: diagnosis and treatment with the aid of the wick catheter.},
  author={Scott J. Mubarak and Charles A. Owen and Alan Robert Hargens and Lawrence P Garetto and Wayne H. Akeson},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1978},
  volume={60 8},
  pages={1091-5}
}
Intracompartmental pressures were measured by the wick catheter technique in sixty-five compartments of twenty-seven patients who were clinically suspected of having acute compartment syndromes. A pressure of thirty millimeters of mercury or more was used as an indication for decompressive fasciotomy. The range of normal pressure was from zero to eight millimeters of mercury. Eleven of these patients were diagnosed as actually having compartment syndromes and in these patients, twenty-seven… CONTINUE READING