Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Chronic compartment syndrome of the forearm in competitive motor cyclists: a report of two cases
  1. J N Goubier1,
  2. G Saillant2
  1. 1Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique, Chirurgie Nerveuse Périphérique, Chirurgie de la Main, Groupe Hospitalier Bichat-Claude Bernard, 46 rue Henri Huchard, 75877 Paris Cédex 18, France
  2. 2Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique, Traumatologique et Réparatrice de l’Appareil Locomoteur, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpétriére, 83 boulevard de l’hôpital 75651 Paris Cédex 13, France
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr Goubier, Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique, Chirurgie Nerveuse Périphérique, Chirurgie de la Main, Groupe Hospitalier Bichat-Claude Bernard, 46 rue Henri Huchard, 75877 Paris Cédex 18, France; 
 goubjnal{at}club-internet.fr

Abstract

Exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm is rare. However, it should be considered in cases of a painful forearm during motorcycle racing. Pressure measurements of all compartments during exercises that simulate the actions of racing confirm the diagnosis. An exertional electromyography may be useful to reveal a nerve compression associated with the compartment syndrome. Fasciotomy of the affected compartments allows relief of symptoms and return to previous activities in all cases.

  • compartment syndrome
  • motor cyclist
  • pressure
  • fasciotomy
View Full Text

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Footnotes

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.