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Fig. 2

From: Fasciotomy through multiple small skin incisions for the treatment of early acute osteofascial compartment syndrome in children

Fig. 2

A 5-year-old girl presented to our department with a painful, swollen right hand. The physical examination revealed edema in the right hand and forearm. Active and passive motion of the hand was limited by pain. Capillary refilling was delayed, and the radial pulse was undetectable. Emergency fasciotomy through multiple small skin incisions was performed at about 7 h after injury. The incisions completely healed in 9 days without infections or secondary suture. At the latest follow-up, that was 5 years after surgery, the girl was free of symptoms and was fully recovered of sensation and function, being an “excellent” outcome. The electromyography and nerve conduction velocity of the affected limbs were not significantly different from that of the contralateral limbs

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