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Antecubital Venipuncture Resulting in Compartment Syndrome of the Anterior BrachiumA Case Report
Sean Blake, DO, DPT1; David Dean, DO2; Elisha A. Chance, BSAS1
1 St. Elizabeth Health Center, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1044 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44501. E-mail address for S. Blake: sblake08@gmail.com. E-mail address for E.A. Chance: Elisha_Chance@hmis.org
2 Wolf Creek Medical Associates, 450 Hillcrest Avenue, Grove City, PA 16127. E-mail address for D. Dean: ddean57@gmail.com
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Investigation performed at the St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, Ohio, Grove City Medical Center, Grove City, Pennsylvania, and Wolf Creek Medical Associates, Grove City, Pennsylvania



Disclosure: None of the authors received payments or services, either directly or indirectly (i.e., via his or her institution), from a third party in support of any aspect of this work. None of the authors, or their institution(s), have had any financial relationship, in the thirty-six months prior to submission of this work, with any entity in the biomedical arena that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. Also, no author has had any other relationships, or has engaged in any other activities, that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. The complete Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest submitted by authors are always provided with the online version of the article.

Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2013 Feb 13;3(1):e12 1-2. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.K.00165
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Acute compartment syndrome is uncommon, but it can be a limb-threatening condition if not treated1,2. The outcome of compartment syndrome varies from complete recovery3-7 to permanent impairment1,8,9, depending on the extent of soft-tissue injury, which in turn depends on the magnitude and duration of increased intracompartmental pressure. The potentially disabling sequelae following this event make compartment syndrome a serious and urgent orthopaedic concern.
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