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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Abstract

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
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Compartment Syndromes
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Perfusion
Pressure
Therapeutics
Fasciotomy
Atorvastatin Calcium

Keywords

  • Diabetes microangiopathy
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Spontaneous compartment syndrome
  • Statins

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  • Surgery

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Spontaneous compartment syndrome in a patient with diabetes and statin administration : A case report. / Flamini, Stefano; Zoccali, Carmine; Persi, Emanuele; Calvisi, Vittorio.

In: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Vol. 9, No. 2, 06.2008, p. 101-103.

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