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Acute Paraspinal Compartment SyndromeA Case Report
Riaz J.K. Khan, FRCS(Tr and Orth)1; Daniel P. Fick, MBBS(Hons)2; Chris A. Guier, MD3; Mike J. Menolascino, MD3; Mary C. Neal, MD3
1 Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UY, United Kingdom. E-mail address: riazkhan@aol.com
2 Department of Orthopaedics, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6011, Australia
3 Teton Orthopaedics, 555 East Broadway, P.O. Box 7434, Jackson Hole, WY 83002
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The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
Investigation performed at Department of Orthopaedics, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 May 01;87(5):1126-1128. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.D.02133
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Acute compartment syndrome is the condition of raised pressure within an enclosed compartment, such that the perfusion and the function of the tissues within are compromised, resulting in ischemia and eventually necrosis. Although, in theory, it can occur in any compartment, it is most commonly seen in the lower limb. We describe a rare case of acute compartment syndrome in the paraspinal muscles that responded well to surgical decompression. Our patient was informed that data concerning this case would be submitted for publication.
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