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Table 2 Perioperative findings

From: Low compartment pressure and myoglobin levels in tibial fractures with suspected acute compartment syndrome

  Fractures (n = 79) numbers (%) Non-Fractures (n = 42) numbers (%)
Deteriorated muscle viability, > 3 of 4 Cs 10 (13) 3 (7)
 Color 15 (19) 14 (33)
 Consistency 36 (46) 11 (26)
 Contractility 19 (24) 11 (26)
 Capacity to bleed 13 (17) 3 (7)
Delayed closure 75 (95) 31 (74)
Split skin graft 6 (8) 1 (2)
Flap 1 (1) 0 (0)
Amputation 0 (0) 2 (5)
  1. Perioperative findings of deteriorated muscle viability as stated in the medical notes (findings were not documented in roughly 30% of the cases), methods of skin closure after the fasciotomy and amputations