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Acute lower leg compartment syndrome.
  1. R A Power,
  2. P Greengross
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, UK.

    Abstract

    Acute compartment syndromes in the lower leg are well recognized following major trauma. However, although rare, they may occur following seemingly minor sporting injury. A case of acute compartment syndrome, following a football game and affecting the peroneal or lateral compartment, is described, in which prompt diagnosis and treatment led to a satisfactory outcome. The diagnosis and surgical management of acute compartment syndromes are discussed. Early recognition and treatment are important in the prevention of long-term disability.

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