Copperhead Envenomation Resulting in a Rare Case of Hand Compartment Syndrome and Subsequent Fasciotomy

@inproceedings{Brys2015CopperheadER,
  title={Copperhead Envenomation Resulting in a Rare Case of Hand Compartment Syndrome and Subsequent Fasciotomy},
  author={Adam K. Brys and Brad M. Gandolfi and Howard M. Levinson and Charles J. Gerardo},
  booktitle={Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open},
  year={2015}
}
Copperhead bites account for nearly 40% of all snakebites in the United States. Although common, these bites are rarely severe, and most are treated with supportive care and antivenom. We describe the first reported case of a copperhead envenomation resulting in a hand compartment syndrome with measured elevated compartment pressures that necessitated… CONTINUE READING