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Acute exertional compartment syndrome in an athlete

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Acute exertional compartment syndrome is a rare condition, associated with strenuous, unaccustomed exercise. This report describes its onset in a professional footballer during a regular training session. It is often diagnosed late due to lack of awareness and patient stoicism. We illustrate the consequences of delay and reinforce the need for prompt and decisive fasciotomy if complications are to be avoided. (C) 2001 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons.

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Author(s): Green JE, Crowley B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Plastic Surgery

Year: 2001

Volume: 54

Issue: 3

Pages: 265-267

ISSN (print): 0007-1226

ISSN (electronic): 1465-3087

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone


DOI: 10.1054/bjps.2000.3530


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