Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : February | Volume : 10 | Issue : 2 | Page : PD03 - PD04

Acute Exercise-Induced Compartment Syndrome of the Leg- Donít Miss It PD03-PD04

Manish Dewangan, Manish Kumar Khare, Sumanta Mishra, Jogesh Chandra Marhual

Dr. Manish Dewangan,
Street-16,14/A Hospital Sector, Bhilai (CG)-490009, India.

Acute exercise induced compartment syndrome of leg is a very rare and very oftenly missed entity which leads to delay in its management. We are presenting such case in which diagnosis was established two days after the onset of symptoms. Urgent decompressive fasciotomy was done. After 3 months of follow up, patient has got full functional recovery of his affected limb. This case highlights the importance of keeping high index of clinical suspicion to diagnose the problem and manage promptly. We have reviewed the English literature and found only about 40 cases since 1945.