Spontaneous compartment syndrome in a patient with diabetes and statin administration: A case report

Stefano Flamini, Carmine Zoccali, Emanuele Persi, Vittorio Calvisi

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Compartment syndrome is a condition characterized by pressure increasing in the inextensible muscular compartments that leads to a decrease of capillary perfusion with consequent ischemic lesions of the logia elements. The authors report a case of an unusual compartment syndrome with spontaneous onset in a patient with type II diabetes and chronic therapy with statins (Atorvastatin). The condition was successfully treated by a fasciotomy and medical support. The importance of a correct anamnesis and a high level of suspicion is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008



  • Diabetes microangiopathy
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Spontaneous compartment syndrome
  • Statins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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