The effect of knee-spanning external fixation on compartment pressures in the leg.


OBJECTIVES External fixation is frequently used for provisional and/or definitive stabilization of open and closed fractures and dislocations involving the lower extremity. There is some concern, however, that application of an external fixator with subsequent reduction of the fractures with distraction may precipitate the development of compartment… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e31818afbdb


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