J Korean Fract Soc.  2007 Jul;20(3):277-281. 10.12671/jkfs.2007.20.3.277.

Posterior Thigh Compartment Syndrome as a Result of Pseudoaneurysm of the Popliteal Artery in the Distal Femoral Fracture: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Konkuk University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. lsjmd@kku.ac.kr

Abstract

Compartment syndrome of the thigh is a rare condition and usually occurs in the anterior compartment. It is frequently caused by muscle injury, femur fracture, muscle overuse and vessel injury, but there have been few reports about posterior thigh compartment syndrome caused by pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery after fixation of distal femoral fracture with the retrograde intramedullary nail. We report a case of posterior thigh compartment syndrome caused by pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery, and report the clinical progression and result of our case.

Keyword

Thigh; Compartment syndrome; Pseudoaneurysm
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