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James D. Heckman, MD1
1 The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
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J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 Feb 01;88(2):446-446
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It has come to The Journal's attention that the case of chronic exertional compartment syndrome described by Kumar et al. in the report entitled "Bilateral Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Dorsal Part of the Forearm: The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Diagnosis. A Case Report" (2003;85:1557-9) also has been reported in Arthritis and Rheumatism1. We have investigated this concern. Mr. Hodgson, the senior author of the article published in our journal, investigated the matter and confirms that the two reports "almost certainly relate to the same patient." These interesting clinical findings were identified by two groups (the internists and the surgeons), each of whom independently wrote up the case report and submitted it to their respective journals, where both reports were published. Mr. Hodgson stated, "The two manuscripts have been prepared and submitted independently and without either team asking the other's permission."
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