Greg P Wynne, Andrew C O'Reilly*, Adam Goldman and William K Payne
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields, USAFulltext PDF
Acute compartment syndrome can be a devastating complication associated with significant morbidity in the orthopedic patient. Typically, compartment syndrome is associated with high energy injuries which impart significant damage on the surrounding tissues, but it is important to recognize that compartment syndrome can develop after low energy injuries as well. It is the job of the orthopedic surgeon to maintain a high level of suspicion in order to diagnose and appropriately treat these patients. Our case highlights an atypical presentation of anterior thigh compartment syndrome following an acute quadriceps tendon rupture and addresses the management from diagnosis through treatment.
Wynne GP, O'Reilly AC, Goldman A, Payne WK. Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Thigh Following Traumatic Quad Tendon Rupture. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2206..