Case scenario: compartment syndrome of the forearm in patient with an infraclavicular catheter: breakthrough pain as indicator.

@article{Aguirre2013CaseSC,
  title={Case scenario: compartment syndrome of the forearm in patient with an infraclavicular catheter: breakthrough pain as indicator.},
  author={Jose A Aguirre and Daniela Gresch and Annemarie Popovici and Jost Bernhard and Alain Borgeat},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={118 5},
  pages={1198-205}
}
1198 May 2013 A compartment syndrome (ACS) represents a limb-threatening condition. Delaying diagnosis and therapy may lead to irreversible neuromuscular ischemic damages with subsequent functional deficits.1 Diagnosis is primarily clinical and characterized by a pain level that quality exceeds the clinical situation. Diagnosis is assessed by invasive pressure monitoring within the suspected compartment. Once ACS has been confirmed it represents a surgical emergency with definitive treatment… CONTINUE READING
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