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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2017;22(2):112-116.
Published online June 30, 2017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2017.22.2.112   
Forearm Compartment Syndrome after Transradial Percutaneous Coronary Artery Intervention
Ho Youn Park, Yoon Vin Kim, Joo Young Kim, Yoo Joon Sur
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu, Korea. yoojoon@catholic.ac.kr
Received: 24 December 2016   • Revised: 6 February 2017   • Accepted: 13 February 2017
Abstract
Transradial percutaneous coronary artery interventions are increasingly used because of low complication rates and patients' convenience. However, the radial artery is more vulnerable to damage due to its small diameter and frequent anatomical variations. We experienced a case of forearm compartment syndrome after transradial percutaneous coronary artery intervention which has not been reported in Korean literature yet. We report the case with a review of the literature.
 
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