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dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, M J
dc.contributor.authorRice, J
dc.contributor.authorMcGuinness, A J
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:10:45Z
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:10:45Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:10:45Z
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2002 Jan;95(1):22.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid11928785en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209044
dc.description.abstractWe report the case of a young male patient who underwent intra-medullary nailing for a closed, displaced mid-shaft fracture of tibia and fibula. He was commenced on patient controlled analgesia post-operatively. A diagnosis of compartment syndrome in the patient's leg was delayed because he did not exhibit a pain response. This ultimately resulted in a below-knee amputation of the patient's leg. We caution against the use of patient controlled analgesia in any traumatised limb distal to the hip or the shoulder.
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAnalgesia, Patient-Controlleden_GB
dc.subject.meshAnterior Compartment Syndrome/*diagnosisen_GB
dc.subject.meshFibula/injuriesen_GB
dc.subject.meshFracture Fixation, Intramedullaryen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshTibial Fractures/*surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_GB
dc.titleCompartment syndrome without pain!en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of General Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster
html.description.abstractWe report the case of a young male patient who underwent intra-medullary nailing for a closed, displaced mid-shaft fracture of tibia and fibula. He was commenced on patient controlled analgesia post-operatively. A diagnosis of compartment syndrome in the patient's leg was delayed because he did not exhibit a pain response. This ultimately resulted in a below-knee amputation of the patient's leg. We caution against the use of patient controlled analgesia in any traumatised limb distal to the hip or the shoulder.


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