Compartment syndrome after anti-shock trouser use without lower-extremity trauma

Terry M. Williams, Robert Knopp, J. H. Ellyson

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The use of anti-shock trousers is widely advocated for the treatment of hypovolemic shock. Despite its frequent use, few complications have been reported in the medical literature. Although speculation exists that anti-shock trouser application may result in ischemic injury to the lower extremities, this complication has only recently been reported. Our report describes a patient with no lower extremity trauma who developed bilateral anterior and lateral compartment syndromes after the application of anti-shock trousers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-597
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1982


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