Journal article

Survey of management of acute, traumatic compartment syndrome of the leg in Australia

Christopher J Wall, Martin D Richardson, Adrian J Lowe, Caroline Brand, Joan Lynch, Richard N de Steiger

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Acute compartment syndrome is a serious and not uncommon complication of limb trauma. The condition is a surgical emergency and is associated with significant morbidity if not diagnosed promptly and treated effectively. Despite the urgency of effective management to minimize the risk of adverse outcomes, there is currently little consensus in the published reports as to what constitutes best practice in the management of acute limb compartment syndrome. METHODS: A structured survey was sent to all currently practising orthopaedic surgeons and accredited orthopaedic registrars in Australia to assess their current practice in the management of acute, traumatic compartment syndrome ..

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