Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2007 , Vol 53 , Num 4
Ulnar and Radial Nerve Injury Due to Acute Compartment Syndrome
Ufuk Emre 1 ,Şenay Özdolap 2 ,Şanser Gül 3 ,Selçuk Keser 4
1 Zonguldak Karaelmas Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, Zonguldak
2 Bülent Ecevit Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Zonguldak, Türkiye
3 Zonguldak Karaelmas Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirurji Anabilim Dalı, Zonguldak
4 Zonguldak Karaelmas Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Zonguldak

Compartment syndrome is characterized by loos of function of nerve and muscle due to ischemia, after increased perfusion within a closed fascial space. Many conditions lead to upper extremity compartment syndromes. The causes are bone fracture, crush injury in the muscle and soft tissues, prolonged limb compression, muscle avulsion, burns, insect bites, excessive exercise, infections, hemorrhage, and intravenous drug injections. In this case report we presented ulnar and radial nerve injury as a consequence of the compartment syndrome in a patient who was operated on for vascular and muscle and median nerve injuries. 

Keywords : Compartment Syndrome, crush injury, ulnar nerve injury, radial nerve injury