Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/273233
Title:
The upper hand on compartment syndrome.
Authors:
Dolan, Roisin T; Al Khudairy, Ammar; Mc Kenna, Paul; Butler, Joseph S; O'Beirne, Joseph; Quinlan, John F
Affiliation:
Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland. roshdolan@hotmail.com
Citation:
The upper hand on compartment syndrome. 2012, 30 (9):2084.e7-10 Am J Emerg Med
Journal:
The American journal of emergency medicine
Issue Date:
Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/273233
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajem.2011.11.015
PubMed ID:
22381576
Abstract:
Metacarpal fractures are common injuries, accounting for approximately 30% to 40% of all hand fractures and with a lifetime incidence of 2.5%. Traditionally regarded as an innocuous injury, metacarpal fractures tend to be associated with successful outcomes after closed reduction and immobilization. Hand compartment syndrome (HCS) is a rare clinical entity with potential devastating consequences in terms of loss of function and quality-of-life outcomes. We discuss the case of a 44-year-old woman presenting with multiple closed metacarpal fractures as a result of low-energy trauma, complicated by acute HCS. We review the presentation, clinical assessment, and optimal surgical management of acute HCS with reference to international literature.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Accidents, Traffic; Adult; Compartment Syndromes; Emergency Service, Hospital; Female; Fractures, Bone; Hand Injuries; Humans; Metacarpal Bones
ISSN:
1532-8171

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDolan, Roisin Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorAl Khudairy, Ammaren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMc Kenna, Paulen_GB
dc.contributor.authorButler, Joseph Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Beirne, Josephen_GB
dc.contributor.authorQuinlan, John Fen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-19T09:30:40Z-
dc.date.available2013-03-19T09:30:40Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-
dc.identifier.citationThe upper hand on compartment syndrome. 2012, 30 (9):2084.e7-10 Am J Emerg Meden_GB
dc.identifier.issn1532-8171-
dc.identifier.pmid22381576-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ajem.2011.11.015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/273233-
dc.description.abstractMetacarpal fractures are common injuries, accounting for approximately 30% to 40% of all hand fractures and with a lifetime incidence of 2.5%. Traditionally regarded as an innocuous injury, metacarpal fractures tend to be associated with successful outcomes after closed reduction and immobilization. Hand compartment syndrome (HCS) is a rare clinical entity with potential devastating consequences in terms of loss of function and quality-of-life outcomes. We discuss the case of a 44-year-old woman presenting with multiple closed metacarpal fractures as a result of low-energy trauma, complicated by acute HCS. We review the presentation, clinical assessment, and optimal surgical management of acute HCS with reference to international literature.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The American journal of emergency medicineen_GB
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Traffic-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshCompartment Syndromes-
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFractures, Bone-
dc.subject.meshHand Injuries-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMetacarpal Bones-
dc.titleThe upper hand on compartment syndrome.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland. roshdolan@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe American journal of emergency medicineen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunsteren

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