Volume 8, Number 1 (April 2010)                   IRJ 2010, 8(1): 60-66 | Back to browse issues page

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Hosseini S A, Farzad M, Akbar Fahimi N, Layeghi F. Non Surgical Treatment of Established Forearm’s Volkmann Contracture in Child: A Case Report. IRJ. 2010; 8 (1) :60-66
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-103-en.html

1- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (4372 Views)

The acute compartment syndrome of the forearm is rare and may therefore be easily missed. Although many clinicians will not see such a patient during their entire career, profound knowledge of the symptoms is required to recognize the syndrome in time. Besides immediate identification of the compartment syndrome early surgical treatment is mandatory to avoid its devastating consequences. Then the functional results can be good, but it can't be correct in child because of more chance to survive necrotic muscle and regain motion with splinting and hand therapy. This study reported the nonsurgical treatment for ischemic contracture of hand and forearm due to displaced supra-condylar fracture of the humorous at 6 years old boy, after fixed contractures.

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Received: 2010/01/16 | Accepted: 2010/03/3 | Published: 2010/04/1

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