Volkmann's Ischaemic Contracture following acute compartment syndrome-a case report
Background: Compartment syndrome involving the extremities is one of orthopaedic emergencies. If not well managed it can lead to serious damage to soft tissues rendering the limb non functional. Design: A case report Setting: PCEA Kikuyu hospital Methods: An eight year old boy was treated and followed up after he had suffered compartment syndrome on his left forearm. This occurred after he fell and sustained fractures of both radius and ulnar. He was put in a cast at a peripheral hospital.