The use of anti-shock trousers is widely advocated for the treatment of hypovolemic shock. Despite its frequent use, few complications have been reported in the medical literature. Although speculation exists that anti-shock trouser application may result in ischemic injury to the lower extremities, this complication has only recently been reported. Our report describes a patient with no lower extremity trauma who developed bilateral anterior and lateral compartment syndromes after the application of anti-shock trousers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Jul 1982|