Life vs Limb: The Compartment Syndrome Conflict
59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States
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A 24-year-old, male patient, status post MVC rollover in Mexico, was transferred to San Antonio Military Medical Center by air. His major injuries comprised of right tibia and fibula fractures, multiple rib fractures, and liver laceration. Diarrhea and vomitus positive for blood, and was transfused 2 units of PRBCs en-route. He was also noted to have elevated potassium of 7.5 mEqL.
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