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CHRONIC COMPARTMENT SYNDROME OF LOWER LEG. AN UNUSUAL CASE IN NON ATHLETIC PATIENT

Andrea Schiavone, Michele Bisaccia, Luigi Meccariello, Giuseppe Rinonapoli, Luigi Piscitelli, Mattia Manni, Cristina Ibáñez Vicente, Olga Bisaccia, Auro Caraffa.




Abstract

Chronic exertional anterior compartment syndrome is debilitating disease of lower limb. The clinical picture is characterised by limited symptomology at rest, pain during sporting activities, tumefaction and contractures of limb as well impotency by pain of the entire forefoot and hypoesthesia. Usually the most affected patients are athletes. We analyse a case of chronic post traumatic compartment syndrome of the anterior tibial muscle in an unsportsmanlike patient.

Key words: chronic compartment syndrome , fasciotomy; non atheltic patient; post traumatic






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