Transient compartment syndrome of the forearm resulting from venous congestion from a tourniquet

Daniel O'Neil, Joseph E. Sheppard

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Abstract

A case of transient compartment syndrome of the forearm resulting from faulty tourniquet function is described. The patient was followed with serial compartmental pressure measurements. Signs and symptoms subsided within a few hours of limb elevation. Thus, conservative care in the early stages may be therapeutic. Early recognition of tourniquet malfunction, systematic assessment of the source of engorgement, and prompt correction can avoid this postoperative complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)894-896
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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