Complications after fasciotomy revision and delayed compartment release in combat patients.

@article{Ritenour2008ComplicationsAF,
  title={Complications after fasciotomy revision and delayed compartment release in combat patients.},
  author={Amber E Ritenour and Warren C. Dorlac and Raymond Fang and Timothy Woods and Donald H. Jenkins and Stephen F Flaherty and Charles E. Wade and John B. Holcomb},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 2 Suppl},
  pages={S153-61; discussion S161-2}
}
BACKGROUND Incomplete or delayed fasciotomies are associated with muscle necrosis and death in civilian trauma. Combat explosions severely damage tissue and distort normal anatomy making fasciotomies challenging. Rapid air evacuation may delay treatment of patients with evolving extremity compartment syndrome. We investigated the impact of fasciotomy revision and delayed compartment release on combat casualties after air evacuation. METHODS A retrospective review was performed of combat… CONTINUE READING

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