Pediatric Acute Compartment Syndrome Current Concept Review

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Christopher D. Souder
Scott Yang
Dustin A. Greenhill
Phillip McClure
Matthew Ellington


Pediatric acute compartment syndrome (PACS) is a rare but potentially limb threatening entity. The prompt recognition and emergent treatment of developing compartment syndrome is imperative to prevent lifelong disability. The anxiety and age of the pediatric population make it difficult to accurately diagnose PACS. This article seeks to provide an overview on how to appropriately diagnose and treat PACS providing various tips and tricks.

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Souder, C. ., Yang, S., Greenhill, D., McClure, P., & Ellington, M. (2021). Pediatric Acute Compartment Syndrome: Current Concept Review. Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 3(2).
Author Biography

Matthew Ellington

Central Texas Pediatric Orthopedics

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care

Dell Medical School/ The University of Texas at Austin