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Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

September 7, 2022

Mavor first described chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) in 1956 in which there was increased pressure within a specific muscle compartment of the leg, which causes pressure on vessels and nerves causing the symptoms. Abstract Increased tissue pressure within a fascial compartment may be the result of any increase in volume within its contents or

Legal Aspects of Compartment Syndrome

December 11, 2020

Orthopedic surgery is one of the most commonly sued medical specialties. Misdiagnosed compartment syndrome and delayed compartment syndrome are some of the highest medical malpractice claims, and result in some of the highest indemnity payments in orthopedic litigation. A timely diagnosis is critical. Abstract As a true orthopedic emergency, acute compartment syndrome carries significant risks

A Sneaky Surgical Emergency: Acute Compartment Syndrome. Retrospective Analysis of 66 Closed Claims, Medico-Legal Pitfalls and Damages Evaluation

August 25, 2020

Proper management of Acute Compartment Syndrome minimizes or avoids the sequel associated with a late diagnosis and may reduce the risk of malpractice claims. As acute compartment syndrome is a clinical emergency, early findings are crucial. Abstract Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a clinical condition with potentially dramatic consequences if it not diagnosed early. Good