Unusual development of acute compartment syndrome caused by a suction injury: a case report.

There have been recent reports of acute compartment syndrome secondary to suction injuries of the hands of children. We report the case of a 68-year-old patient who developed an acute compartment syndrome of the forearm after his arm had been sucked into an exhaust port. He was treated by emergency fasciotomies and the wound was closed five days later with… CONTINUE READING