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Positioning of compartment pressure monitors in lower limb fractures

Report by: Nawfal Al-Hadithy, SHO Orthopaedics

Search checked by: Shafic Al-Nammari, Registrar Orthopaedics

Institution: Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton, UK

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In (a patient with suspected lower limb compartment syndrome) does (the distance of a compartment monitoring device from the fracture site) affect (the measured compartment pressure)?

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A 29-year-old man presents to the emergency department after sustaining a mid-shaft spiral closed tibial fracture …

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