CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 261-263

Lower leg compartment syndrome detected by peripheral angiography


Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, Punjab, India

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Sanjeev Kumar Singla
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_122_20

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Compartment syndrome occurs when the pressure within a defined compartmental space increases past a critical pressure threshold jeopardizing the blood supply. Compartment syndrome can occur in any area of the body with closed compartments. The below-knee leg is the most likely compartment to develop acute compartment syndrome, followed by the forearm, thigh, and arm. Rapid diagnosis and treatment can be life or limb saving. Any delay in evaluating and treating patients with lower extremity compartment syndrome can be devastating for the patient. High suspicion is needed to diagnose the condition. The classic signs of compartment syndrome, the “6 P's,” can be deceiving. Advanced diagnostic techniques like peripheral angiography at the earliest can be lifesaving.


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