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Acute compartment syndrome risk in fracture fixation with regional blocks
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    Re:Regional anesthesia and traumatic extremity fracture - can they safely coexist?

    Thank you very much Mr M.A Warner for reviewing our article and sharing your views from the same. We do agree with your suggestion that, there in no 'strong' correlation between the use of peripheral nerve blockage and delay in diagnosis of acute compartment syndrome following surgical procedures on extremities. Among the reported cases of peripheral nerve blockage use in extremity surgeries and where the compartment syn...

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    Regional anesthesia and traumatic extremity fracture - can they safely coexist?

    Marappa Ganeshan and colleagues provide an intriguing case of acute compartment syndrome occurring after operative management of distal radius fracture under regional anesthesia with brachial plexus blockade (i.e. axillary block) as an outpatient surgical procedure.1 The patient, though comfortable in the immediate postoperative period, presented to the emergency department approximately 24 hours after discharge with an...

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