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Compartment syndrome secondary to an atraumatic gastrocnemius tear in a patient on NOACs: presentation and complications of treatment


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)
  • trauma
  • unwanted effects / adverse reactions
  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery

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