Diagnostic techniques in acute compartment syndrome of the leg.

  title={Diagnostic techniques in acute compartment syndrome of the leg.},
  author={Babak Shadgan and M. V. Menon and Peter James O'Brien and W. Darlene Reid},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  volume={22 8},
OBJECTIVES To review the efficacy of the current diagnostic methods of acute compartment syndrome (ACS) after leg fractures. DATA SOURCES A Medline (PubMed) search of the English literature extending from 1950 to May 2007 was performed using "compartment syndromes" as the main key word. Also a manual search of orthopaedic texts was performed. STUDY SELECTION AND EXTRACTION The results were limited to articles involving human subjects. Of 2605 primary titles, 489 abstracts limited to… CONTINUE READING
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