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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2018, Volume 4 Issue 1

Acute compartment syndrome of forearm in a haemophiliac patient

Author(s): Dr. Rohit RK, Dr. Sandeep KM and Dr. Sathish Kumar R
Abstract: Introduction: Haemophilia A and B are X-linked bleedingdisorders included among the rare diseases and causedby mutations in the factor VIII (FVIII) and factor IX(FIX) genes. Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) of the limb refersto a constellation of symptoms, which occur following a risein the pressure inside a limb muscle compartment. Here we are reporting a rare case of Haemophilia A patient presenting with Acute compartment syndrome and the sequential steps in the management which include emergency fasciotomy, debridement and flap cover.
Conclusion: Haemophilia presenting as ACS is rare and a high index of suspicion is needed to diagnose it. The results are favourable when the diagnosis is made early.
Pages: 500-503  |  716 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rohit RK, Dr. Sandeep KM, Dr. Sathish Kumar R. Acute compartment syndrome of forearm in a haemophiliac patient. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(1):500-503. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i1h.71
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences