Long-term outcome of fasciotomy with partial fasciectomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the lower leg.

@article{Slimmon2002LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcome of fasciotomy with partial fasciectomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the lower leg.},
  author={Drew Slimmon and Kim Louise Bennell and Peter D. Brukner and Kay M. Crossley and Simon N. Bell},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={581-8}
}
BACKGROUND Fasciotomy with partial fasciectomy for compartment syndrome has had good short-term results, but no long-term studies have been performed. HYPOTHESIS Combining a partial fasciectomy with fasciotomy for compartment syndrome relieves pain and eliminates symptoms in the long term. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS A self-administered questionnaire was given to 62 patients at a mean follow-up of 51 months after surgery. RESULTS Of the 50 patients who underwent a… CONTINUE READING

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