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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-61

Delayed lower leg compartment syndrome in the uninjured limb following hemilithotomy positioning: Report of three cases, review of the literature, and recommendations for prevention


1 Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
2 Rashid Hospital, Trauma Centre, Dubai, UAE

Correspondence Address:
Medhat Zekry
Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 5SS
UK
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-7341.183959

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Compartment syndrome in the uninjured leg as a complication of prolonged positioning in a hemilithotomy position is a serious complication. Prolonged operative time, external compression, and elevation of the sound leg are contributing factors. This is a devastating, but rare complication in the uninjured leg


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