Although illicit drug use is lower amongst U.S.
military personnel than among civilians, it is generally
on the rise. Here, a Veteran???s drug abuse resulted in prolonged immobilization, gluteal compartment
syndrome, and several morbid sequelae. This resulted
in a prolonged hospital course requiring surgery
and several interventional procedures to save his life,
reduce debilitating pain, and facilitate rehabilitation
back to the community. This case serves to demonstrate
the course of a patient with the rare entity of
gluteal compartment syndrome from traumatic presentation
through rehabilitation back to the community.
Volume 53 Number 4, 2016
Pages 483 — 486
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