M. Jose ; N. Viswanathan ; E. Aldlyami ; Y. Wilson ; N. Moiemen ; R. Thomas S
A compartment syndrome is an orthopaedic emergency which can result from a variety of causes, the most common being trauma. Rarely, it can develop spontaneously and several aetiologies for spontaneous compartment syndrome have been described. We describe a patient with diabetes who developed a spontaneous compartment syndrome. The diagnosis was delayed because of the atypical presentation.
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Page: 1068 — 1070 DOI: 10.1302/0301-620X.86B7.14770.