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A Case of Upper Limb Compartment Syndrome following Snake Envenomation: Measure Twice, Cut Once

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.261
Pages: 
384–7
ABSTRACT
 
We report a case of a 16-year old male patient who sustained a poisonous bite from a mapepire balsain snake on the dorsum of his left hand. The subject presented within one hour of envenomation and subsequently developed clinical features of acute compartment syndrome in the involved upper limb. Early diagnosis and emergency fasciotomy effectively treated his condition. Aggressive physiotherapy coupled with this ensured best functional outcome.


Accepted: 
27 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 19 May, 2014
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