Thigh compartment syndrome after intramedullary femoral nailing: possible femoral nerve block influence on diagnosis timing.

@article{Uzel2009ThighCS,
  title={Thigh compartment syndrome after intramedullary femoral nailing: possible femoral nerve block influence on diagnosis timing.},
  author={A P Uzel and Ga{\"e}lle Steinmann},
  journal={Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR},
  year={2009},
  volume={95 4},
  pages={309-13}
}
We report a case of anterior thigh compartment syndrome (TCS), which occurred after a closed femoral fracture internal fixation using an intramedullary rod. A 20 ml ropivacaine hydrochloride single-injection femoral block had preceded general anaesthesia to conduct the surgical procedure. The compartment syndrome diagnosis was made the morning after surgery when the level of pain was interpreted as disproportionate to the treated lesion; in addition, compartment pressure measure had increased… CONTINUE READING