Acute compartment syndrome of the triceps. A case report.

Cameron SE. Acta Orthop Scand 1993 Feb;64(1):107-8.

A case of an acute compartment syndrome of the triceps muscle complicating a surgical neck fracture of the humerus is presented. Diagnosis was suspected because of pain with passive elbow flexion and pain out of proportion to the clinical situation. Diagnosis was confirmed with intracompartmental pressure measurements. An emergency fasciotomy was performed. The patient had an excellent result.