J Korean Burn Soc.  2020 Jun;23(1):13-19.

Immediate Fasciotomy for Acute Thermal Contact Burn Combined with Compression Injury of the Right Forearm and Hand: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hanil General Hospital
  • 2Department of General Surgery, Hanil General Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Treatment of compartment syndrome is early decompressive fasciotomy to prevent dreadful sequelae of ischemic necrosis of muscles and nerves. We experienced one patient of impending or early compartment syndrome of right forearm and hand caused by a hot compress machine. We did immediate fasciotomy on forearm and late flap coverage with skin graft in this patient with good results.

Keyword

Contact burn; Compression injury; Compartment syndrome; Immediate fasciotomy
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