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
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