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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wood, ML; Almekinders, LC

Published Date

  • January 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 42 - 44

PubMed ID

  • 14763599

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1078-4519


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States