Patients with Extremity Compartment Syndrome: A Descriptive Study of 238 Patients Aeromedically Evacuated from Theater
AIR FORCE MEDICAL WING (59TH) WILFORD HALL AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER LACKLAND AFB United States
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Patients with extremity injuries are at high risk for the development of compartment syndrome. Once compartment syndrome is confirmed, a fasciotomy should be performed as soon as possible within 6-12 hours. A delay in diagnosis and treatment may lead to loss of function, limb or mortality. Patients are at the highest risk for development of extremity compartment syndrome in the first 24 to 48 hours after injury andor orthopedic procedure. Common practice is to monitor the patient closely for signs of compartment syndrome for 48to 72 hours post injuryprocedure.
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