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Acute compartment syndrome after muscle rupture in a non-athlete.
  1. A S Thennavan,
  2. L Funk,
  3. A P Volans
  1. Scarborough General Hospital.

    Abstract

    Acute compartment syndrome after muscle rupture, although rare, is a limb threatening condition, which warrants emergency treatment. The case of acute compartment syndrome secondary to a gastrocnemius muscle tear of the right lower leg, in a non-athlete is reported. To our knowledge, this is the only description of acute compartment syndrome due to muscle rupture in a non-athlete.

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