Akut kompartmentsyndrom efter total knæalloplastik

Bjørn Arenkiel, Maj Kjærgaard, Anne Øberg Lauritsen


    Acute compartment syndrome is a rare, but severe complication to knee arthroplasty. The main symptoms are extreme pain unrelated to the surgery, pulselessness, and tense and pallid skin. The syndrome can be disguised by an effective pain management, but due to the consequences, an early diagnosis and fasciotomy is important. We describe a case with a patient, who had undergone a total knee arthroplasty and after a postoperative period of 5,5 hours she developed extreme pain in the limb, below the operated knee. The diagnosis was confirmed by sonography, and an acute fasciotomy was performed.
    Bidragets oversatte titelAcute compartment syndrome following a total knee arthroplasty
    TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
    Udgave nummer11
    Sider (fra-til)731-2
    Antal sider2
    StatusUdgivet - 2012


    • Acute Disease
    • Aged
    • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
    • Compartment Syndromes
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Knee Joint
    • Knee Prosthesis
    • Postoperative Complications


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