J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2004 Dec;8(2):221-223.

Anterior Compartment Syndrome after Surgery of Bosworth Fracture-Dislocation of the Ankle: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. chunghj@dreamwiz.com

Abstract

Bosworth fracture-dislocation of ankle is very rare, occurred by eversion and external rotation force. It is known as irreducible fracture by closed method. Also, compartment syndrome after ankle fracture are exceedingly rare. There are only a few reported cases of compartment syndrome after ankle fracture and compartment syndrome are involved commonly deep posterior compartment. We present a case in which a patient had a Bosworth fracturedislocation of the ankle underwent open reduction with internal fixation and subsequently occurred an anterior compartment syndrome of the leg.

Keyword

Ankle; Bosworth; Anterior compartment syndrome

MeSH Terms

Ankle Fractures
Ankle*
Anterior Compartment Syndrome*
Compartment Syndromes
Humans
Leg
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