Intramuscular and blood pressures in legs positioned in the hemilithotomy position : clarification of risk factors for well-leg acute compartment syndrome.

@article{Meyer2002IntramuscularAB,
  title={Intramuscular and blood pressures in legs positioned in the hemilithotomy position : clarification of risk factors for well-leg acute compartment syndrome.},
  author={Robert Scott Meyer and Klane K White and Jeffrey Michael Smith and Eli Robert Groppo and Scott J. Mubarak and Alan Robert Hargens},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2002},
  volume={84-A 10},
  pages={1829-35}
}
BACKGROUND Acute compartment syndrome has been widely reported in legs positioned in the lithotomy position for prolonged general surgical, urologic, and gynecologic procedures. The orthopaedic literature also contains reports of this complication in legs positioned on a fracture table in the hemilithotomy position. The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors for development of acute compartment syndrome resulting from this type of leg positioning. METHODS Eight healthy… CONTINUE READING

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