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J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2019 Dec;24(4):491-493. doi: 10.1142/S2424835519720202.

Compartment Syndrome of the Forearm Following Dermofasciectomy-A Rare and Devastating Complication.

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Edinburgh Department of Plastic Surgery, St John's Hospital, Livingston, UK.

Abstract

We present a case of compartment syndrome of the forearm following harvesting of a full thickness skin graft from the medial forearm for a double digit dermofasciectomy. The patient underwent forearm fasciectomy followed by multiple surgical debridements. At 18 months, despite intensive physiotherapy, the patient was left with a very significant residual functional deficit. This case highlights a previously undescribed but devastating complication of closure of a forearm skin graft donor site.

KEYWORDS:

Compartment syndrome; Dermofasciectomy; Dupuytren disease; Fasciotomy; Skin graft

PMID:
31690199
DOI:
10.1142/S2424835519720202

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