Acute Compartment Syndrome Leading to Bilateral Foot Drop in Association with HypothyroidismJoe Thomas1*, Vimal Iype2 and Joice Varghese3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Joe Thomas
Department of Rheumatology
Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India
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Received March 26, 2016; Accepted April 22, 2016; Published April 30, 2016
Citation: Thomas J, Iype V, Varghese J (2016) Acute Compartment Syndrome Leading to Bilateral Foot Drop in Association with Hypothyroidism. J Clin Case Rep 6:782. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000782
Copyright: © 2016 Thomas J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) most often develops soon after significant trauma, particularly involving long bone fractures. However, ACS may also occur following minor trauma or from non-traumatic causes. ACS is a surgical emergency. We report an unusual case of acute compartment syndrome leading to bilateral foot drop in association with hypothyroidism.