Minimally invasive subcutaneous fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the lower extremity.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the lower extremity can be debilitating in the active population. Open fasciotomy typically provides a cure or significant improvement in up to 90% of patients, provided that the compartments are adequately released. Cosmetic deformity from the surgery may be a major concern, especially in the young female athlete. A technique for minimally invasive subcutaneous fasciotomy is described that allows adequate compartment release and a favorable cosmetic result.
- Wood, ML; Almekinders, LC
- January 2004
Volume / Issue
- 33 / 1
Start / End Page
- 42 - 44
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
- United States