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ABCs of: Acute Limb Compartment Syndrome

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ABCs of: Acute Limb Compartment Syndrome – Understanding The Facts Behind

Acute limb compartment syndrome is a medical emergency where the raised pressure within a fascial space reduces capillary perfusion below a critical limit needed to sustain tissue viability. Our fact sheet explores the presentation, aetiologies and management of acute limb compartment syndrome in a summarised manner.

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