The medical-legal aspects of compartment syndrome.

  title={The medical-legal aspects of compartment syndrome.},
  author={Timothy Bhattacharyya and Mark Steven Vrahas},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={86-A 4},
BACKGROUND Management of compartment syndrome in the modern era involves not only avoiding the sequelae of a missed diagnosis but also minimizing the risk of a malpractice claim. Little information is available on the legal aspects of compartment syndrome. METHODS Twenty-three years of records on closed malpractice claims involving compartment syndrome were reviewed. The data were abstracted from medical records and were analyzed to determine the factors associated with a successful defense… CONTINUE READING

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