Unrecognised compartment syndrome in a patient with tourniquet palsy.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume (Impact Factor: 2.69). 02/1987; 69(1):97-9.
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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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