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J Trauma. 1989 Jan;29(1):133-4.

The 'occult' compartment syndrome.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wellesley Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Two cases of compartment syndromes after tibial fractures are presented in patients who had no sensation in the involved compartments. The absence of any clinical symptoms in these patients emphasizes the need for routine monitoring of intra-compartmental pressure in this select group of patients.

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