Geletaw Tessema1, Hailegebriel Degefu2 and Mengistu G Mengesha3*
1Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital,
Trauma and Arthroplasty Sub Specialist, President of Ethiopian Society of Orthopedic and Traumatology (ESOT), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia
3Assistance Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Mengistu G Mengesha, Assistance Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
Received: November 03, 2022; Published: November 23, 2022
Hand compartment syndrome due to extravasation of contrast medium is a rare condition. Most of the time, it results in minimal swelling and erythema. But injection site skin necrosis and compartment syndrome occur when the amount of the contrast is large in volume and extravasated into the soft tissue. This case report presents a 58 years old female patient for whom contrast medium was injected intravenously at the dorsum of the hand and ended up with compartment syndrome. She was treated by emergency fasciotomy for established compartment syndrome which resulted in full hand function.
Keywords: Compartment Syndrome; Hand; Contrast Medium; Extravasation; A Favorable Outcome
Citation: Mengistu G Mengesha., et al. “Favorable Outcome of Hand Compartment Syndrome Secondary to Extravasation of Intravenous Contrast Medium: A Case Report”.Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.12 (2022): 184-188.
Copyright: © 2022 Mengistu G Mengesha., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.