Compartment syndrome secondary to an atraumatic gastrocnemius tear in a patient on NOACs: presentation and complications of treatment.

Research paper by Georgina Stefanie Anne GSA Phillips, Stephen Martin SM McDonnell

Indexed on: 21 Dec '18Published on: 21 Dec '18Published in: BMJ case reports


Acute compartment syndrome is a limb-threatening condition often associated with high-energy injury. We present the case of a man who sustained compartment syndrome secondary to an atraumatic tear in the gastrocnemius muscle and the complications which arose in his treatment due to his being on rivaroxaban. © BMJ Publishing Group Limited 2018. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.