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Multicompartment Syndrome Following Trauma in a Patient Using Anabolic Steroids

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

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Description:

A patient who takes anabolic steroids is at increased risk for developing a compartment syndrome following trauma. Anabolic steroids cause an expansion in skeletal muscles which may be compressed by the delimiting fascia even before the effect of traumatic injuries.

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