Two cases of thenar compartment syndrome from blunt trauma.

  title={Two cases of thenar compartment syndrome from blunt trauma.},
  author={Howard A. Werman and Stephen Rancour and Richard Nelson},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={44 1},
BACKGROUND Compartment syndrome is a limb-threatening complication associated with extremity trauma. The existence of compartment syndrome involving the thenar space is considered controversial and has not been reported in association with blunt traumatic injury of the hand. OBJECTIVE We report two cases involving compartment syndrome of the thenar space in association with blunt trauma to the hand. CASE REPORT Patient A was a young man who suffered a fracture/dislocation of the right thumb… CONTINUE READING