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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 497854, 2 pages
Case Report

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Forearm in an Elite Rower

1Department of Orthopaedics, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland
2Sports Surgery Clinic, Santry Demesne, Dublin 9, Ireland
3Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland

Received 10 November 2011; Accepted 28 December 2011

Academic Editor: A. Sakamoto

Copyright © 2011 S. O'hEireamhoin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) affecting the volar forearm compartment of an elite rower. CECS of the forearm is a less well recognised entity than lower limb CECS. We describe a typical history and detail a potential treatment.