Acute volar and dorsal compartment syndrome after a distal radius fracture: a case report.
ABSTRACT We present a case of an acute volar and dorsal compartment syndrome of the forearm secondary to a distal radius fracture. The patient sustained a low-energy injury (fall) and presented within 12 hours with signs and symptoms of a compartment syndrome prior to any treatment. Emergent volar and dorsal fasciotomies were performed, and the fracture was reduced and pinned. The fracture and fasciotomies healed without complication, and the patient was doing well on the last follow-up examination. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature of a volar and dorsal compartment syndrome after a low-energy fall prior to a patient receiving any treatment.
Article: Acute compartment syndrome of the forearm following autologous blood reinfusion: a case report.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Compartment syndrome is a condition with multiple reported etiologies, and permanent disability may ensue if not treated in a timely fashion. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of acute forearm compartment syndrome caused by intravenous autologous blood reinfusion. The patient underwent forearm fasciotomy, and hematoma was encountered deep to the superficial volar fascia, presumably extravasated from the reinfusion catheter. With the rise in the number of knee and hip arthroplasties, surgeons need a heightened awareness of the possible complications and morbidity associated with a presumed increase in autologous blood reinfusion.Hand 10/2009; 5(3):303-6.