Acute compartment syndrome is a limb-threatening condition often associated with high-energy injury. We present the case of a man who sustained compartment syndrome secondary to an atraumatic tear in the gastrocnemius muscle and the complications which arose in his treatment due to his being on rivaroxaban.
- drug therapy related to surgery
- haematology (drugs and medicines)
- unwanted effects / adverse reactions
- orthopaedic and trauma surgery
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Contributors GSAP: case report design, acquisition of data and interpretation, reporting and write up. SM: case report conception, design, acquisition of data and interpretation, reporting and approval of write up.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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