• Shahryar Noordin
  • Salim Allana
  • MA Wajid


We describe a case of well leg compartment syndrome following unilateral lithotomy position in apatient undergoing contralateral antegrade intramedullary femoral nailing. Following two-incisionfour compartment fasciotomy, the patient recovered with no residual defects. We dissuade use ofthe hemilithotomy position for antegrade femoral nailing procedures in favour of anotherpreviously described position, because this predisposes patients to position-associatedcomplications without offering any substantial advantage.Keywords: Compartment syndrome, well-leg, hemilithotomy


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