Management of compartment syndromes of the foot.

  title={Management of compartment syndromes of the foot.},
  author={Mark S. Myerson},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Twelve patients with isolated extremity injuries had 14 compartment syndromes of the feet. An interstitial pressure of more than 30 mm of mercury in either the central or interosseous compartment was considered pathologic and was treated by fasciotomy, performed dorsally in nine feet and medially in five. Open reduction of fractures amenable to internal fixation (eight tarsometatarsal, three calcaneus, and one metatarsal) was performed after completion of the fasciotomies. The fasciotomy wounds… CONTINUE READING


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