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Acquired constriction Ring syndrome

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A M Smith, W Peckett, M Davies

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640 - 641
Number of pages2
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Volume24
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003

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Abstract

A case of "acquired constriction ring" or "toe-tourniquet" syndrome is presented to increase awareness of the condition in the orthopaedic community. If treated promptly, this condition has a very good prognosis and, if the diagnosis is missed, may lead to amputation. We also discuss the potential causes and presentation of this condition, along with the need for urgent surgical exploration if there are doubts over tissue viability.

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