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Arthroscopy. 2005 Jan;21(1):108-12.

One-portal endoscopically assisted fasciotomy for exertional compartment syndrome.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. steinsportsdoc@yahoo.com

Abstract

A newly described method of single-incision endoscopically assisted fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome is outlined. The procedure affords a small 2- to 3-cm incision with visualization of the anterior compartment fascia, lateral compartment fascia, superficial peroneal nerve, perforating vessels, and underlying muscle. The single-portal endoscopically assisted fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome in the anterior and lateral compartments of the lower leg is a safe and reliable technique with excellent outcomes and patient satisfaction. Moreover, this technique affords the patient an expeditious recovery because of the small incision and decreased soft tissue trauma throughout the lower leg.

PMID:
15650676
DOI:
10.1016/j.arthro.2004.09.023
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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