Post-traumatic compartment syndrome of the foot.
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Post-traumatic compartment syndrome in the foot is an unusual but well-recognized entity. If there is an awareness of the condition at the time of presentation it can be diagnosed and treated effectively. A case of compartment syndrome in the foot of a 17-year-old boy after massive lower-extremity trauma is described. The simple and readily available diagnostic techniques are emphasized and an alternative approach to plantar decompression, which avoids exposure of and potential damage to the posterior tibial neurovascular bundle, is presented.
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