Gas-gangrene following arthroscopic surgery.

@article{Ketterl1989GasgangreneFA,
  title={Gas-gangrene following arthroscopic surgery.},
  author={R L Ketterl and Tobias K. E. Beckurts and Judit Kov{\'a}cs and B. St{\"u}binger and R. Hipp and Bernd Claudi},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={1989},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={79-83}
}
An arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament repair was followed by gas-gangrene and the development of a compartment syndrome. Treatment consisted of extensive fasciotomy, debridement, and antibiotic therapy with penicillin G, cefotiam, and metronidazole. The patient was also treated with five sessions of hyperbaric oxygen in a pressure chamber for a… CONTINUE READING