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Anterior Compartment Syndrome after Surgery of Bosworth Fracture-Dislocation of the Ankle - A Case Report -
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc. 2004;8:221-223
Published online December 1, 2004
© 2004 J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.

Chung, Hyung-Jin;Park, Se-Jin;Choi, Yun-Seok

Foot and Ankle Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University Collage of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Bosworth fracture-dislocation of ankle is very rare, occurred by eversion and external rotation force. It is known as irreducible fracture by closed method. Also, compartment syndrome after ankle fracture are exceedingly rare. There are only a few reported cases of compartment syndrome after ankle fracture and compartment syndrome are involved commonly deep posterior compartment. We present a case in which a patient had a Bosworth fracturedislocation of the ankle underwent open reduction with internal fixation and subsequently occurred an anterior compartment syndrome of the leg.
Keywords : Ankle; Bosworth; Anterior compartment syndrome

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