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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-16

Compartment syndrome: A rare complication of varicose vein surgery

Department of Orthopaedics, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India

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Dr. Ritesh Runu
Department of Orthopaedics, IGIMS, Patna - 800 014, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JODP.JODP_5_19

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Varicose vein is a common surgical problem. It is commonly reported in surgery OPD and being treated by stripping. We report a case of 25year male who presented with cold, pulseless, pale and senseless left lower limb following stripping 4 days back. He had stitched wound up to groin on the medial aspect of leg and groin, patchy skin necrosis and swelling of whole lower limb. His urine output was reduced. Immediate fasciotomy was done. Urgent colour Doppler showed deep venous thrombosis and multiple large hematomas in the thigh. Due to development of septicemia and renal failure above knee amputation was done. Postoperatively the patient required two debridements and then closure was done. The patient improved gradually. We conclude that before doing venous stripping thorough preoperative evaluation is needed and post operative care should be taken to avoid complications.

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