January 1973

Anterior Tibial Compartment Syndrome Following Muscle Hernia Repair

Author Affiliations

From the Plastic Surgery Division, Cambridge (Mass) Hospital (Dr. Wolfort), and the Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital, (Drs. Mogelvang and Filtzer).

Arch Surg. 1973;106(1):97-99. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350130095022

Two cases of induced anterior tibial compartment syndrome following muscle hernia repair, as well as the pathogenesis of the syndrome, are discussed. The proper surgical treatment of anterior tibial muscle hernia is suggested with an admonition against direct closure of the fascial edges.