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How to determine the end points of leg fasciotomy

Published:December 18, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2022.12.010
      Compartment syndrome of the leg requires emergency fasciotomy. An incomplete fasciotomy (IF) leads to disability.
      • Ritenour A.E.
      • Dorlac W.C.
      • Fang R.
      • et al.
      Complications after fasciotomy revision and delayed compartment release in combat patients.
      Inadequate knowledge and inexperience are putative causes of IF.
      • Foong D.P.K.
      • Jose R.M.
      • Jeffery S.
      • Titley O.G.
      Fasciotomy: a call for proper placement.
      ,
      • Pallister I.
      • Rahman S.
      • Atherton S.
      The poke test in lower limb fasciotomy: a potentially limb saving technical note.
      The present survey-based study addresses the problem of IF. A three-part questionnaire (part A-experience of the operator, technique of fasciotomy and difficulties encountered; part B- incomplete fasciotomy and complete fasciotomy videos demonstrating the recommended technique of fasciotomy; and part C - questions on acceptance of the demonstrated technique) was uploaded as Google form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvOmzWF9DvgDB_jm_-Cg9SD_SCA_gi5-QfgrpUIKGBiIMtLQ/viewform?usp=sharing).
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