Superficial compartment syndrome of the foot after infiltration of intravenous fluid.

  • Elliot Handler
  • Published 1990 in Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation


The infiltration of intravenous fluids is common in pediatric practice, but complications are unusual. This is a report of a four-year-old boy with a spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia who developed a compartment syndrome of the foot due to intravenous fluid extravasation. The patient required surgical decompression and subsequent skin grafting… (More)


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