Evidence-based medicine| Volume 40, ISSUE 6, P1216, June 2015

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        • Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Hand
          Journal of Hand SurgeryVol. 40Issue 6
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            A 35-year-old male laborer presented to the emergency department with pain and swelling in his hand after a crush injury. Radiographs did not demonstrate any fractures. His blood pressure at the time of examination was 145/70 mm Hg. He described the pain as extreme. He denied any numbness. On physical exam, the diffuse swelling of his hand was found to be tense. Vascular exam noted capillary refill that was approximately 2 seconds. Passive adduction and abduction of the fingers at the extended metacarpophalangeal joints resulted in pain.
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