ischaemic contracture

ischaemic contracture

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One case was a case of Volkmann's ischaemic contracture of left forearm.
Originally described in the 1960s as a late complication of Volkmann ischaemic contracture, calcific myonecrosis is thought to be a rare late complication of compartment syndrome or neurovascular injury [1,2].
It is a serious clinical condition that can occur in any myofascial muscle compartment and can lead to devastating consequences including myonecrosis, permanent neurological injury and Volkmann's ischaemic contracture.
The consequences of delayed or missed diagnosis of CS are severe and include rhabdomyolysis, ischaemic contractures, loss of limb, neurological deficit and long-term disability.
Severe sequelae of this injury are Volkmann's ischaemic contracture, growth deformities, in particular varus angulation and neuropathies.
Problems with vascular compromise, compartment syndrome and Volkmann's ischaemic contracture, mal union (Cubitusvarus) have been greatly reduced with this technique.
Acute compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency that requires urgent recognition and treatment to avoid ischaemic contractures, amputation, multi-organ failure or death.