Unrecognised compartment syndrome in a patient with tourniquet palsy

The Bone & Joint Journal (Impact Factor: 2.8). 02/1987; 69(1):97-9. DOI: 10.1097/00006534-198808000-00083
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ABSTRACT We report a case in which compartment syndrome and tourniquet paralysis occurred simultaneously. This is a previously unreported combination which presents a diagnostic problem. We recommend that electrophysiological studies and continuous monitoring of compartment pressures should be used to minimise morbidity in high-risk cases.

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