Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Orthopedic Teaching

Soft Tissue Case 8 ED Management

This is a surgical emergency and requires immediate operative fasciotomy.  Non-reversible ischemia can occur in as little as six hours. Emergently consult the orthopedic surgeon.  Fasciotomies can also be performed by other surgical specialties depending on the clinical scenario (i.e. hand surgery, vascular surgery, general surgery).


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