Leg compartment syndrome

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  1. 4 compartments of leg + muscles
    • Anterior: Tib. ant, EHL, EDL, peroneus tertius.
    • Lateral: Peroneal brevis/longus
    • Deep post: Tib post, FDL, FFHL, 
    • Sup. post: Gastrocs, soleus, plantaris
  2. Compartment pressure measurements: location
    Values
    • WIthin 5 cm fracture site
    • Diastolic differential pressure <30
  3. Fasciotomy 2 incisions
    Anterolateral: Identify sup peroneal nerve. Fasciotomy 1 cm ant and 1 cm post to intermuscular septum

    Posteromedial:Protect saphenous n/v. Incise sup peroneal + detach soleal ridge from back of tibia
  4. Structure at risk with single incision fasciotomy
    common peroneal N

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dcc77
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334224
Filename:
Leg compartment syndrome
Updated:
2017-09-13 07:09:14
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Trauma compartment
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