Christopher Duncan

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Decompression Fasciotomy of the Lower Leg

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Decompressive fasciotomy of the lower leg is most frequently performed to relieve acute compartment syndromes. Acute compartment syndromes in the lower extremity most frequently result from traumatic insult, but can also be associated with reperfusion after ischemic injury, burns, or prolonged surgical positioning (lithotomy). These are…

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