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Bilateral Leg Compartment Syndrome Complicating Prolonged Spine Surgery in the Kneeling Position

Received24 Jul 2008
Revised14 Jan 2009
Accepted20 Feb 2009
Published05 Apr 2009


A case of bilateral compartment syndrome of the legs complicating prolonged spine surgery in the kneeling-90-90 position. Aggressive treatment of the reperfusion injury prevented severe rhabdomyolysis, acute renal failure, and sepsis, although it could not avoid the permanently disabling muscular necrosis. Close postoperative surveillance facilitate an early diagnosis and expedite appropriate treatment.


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