There have been recent reports of acute compartment syndrome secondary to suction injuries of the hands of children. We report the case of a 68-year-old patient who developed an acute compartment syndrome of the forearm after his arm had been sucked into an exhaust port. He was treated by emergency fasciotomies and the wound was closed five days later with a small skin graft. His recovery was uneventful.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Oct 16|
- Compartment syndrome
- Suction injury
- Upper arm
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