Limb Salvage in the Treatment of Total Muscle Necrosis of the Leg Due to Compartment Syndrome: A Report of Three Cases

Ozer, Kagan; Smith, Wade
November 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 11, p2708
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents three case studies in which the total muscle necrosis of the leg of the three patients due to compartment syndrome were treated with the aid of limb salvage. It is said that fasciotomy can be used as a treatment for compartment syndrome but it may also result to infection if not initiated properly. It is stated that in administering limb salvage, two factors must be considered such as the management of the dead space and the survival of the skin covering the leg.


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