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Acute compartment syndrome of the thigh after weight training.
  1. J P Bidwell,
  2. C E Gibbons,
  3. S Godsiff
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom.


    Compartment syndrome of the thigh is a rare but serious condition that is normally associated with closed trauma or compressive injury. A case of acute compartment syndrome of the thigh occurred in a 16 year old boy after intensive weight training. There was no evidence of muscle tear or focal haemorrhage during subsequent fasciotomy.

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