Acute Lower Extremity Posterior Compartment Syndrome: A Rare Complication of Apixaban Use
Jennifer Adams, BS, Jose H Ramos, MD, Shyama Appareddy, MD and Gustavo Garcia, MD, FACP
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 15, 2022
Apixaban is an oral anticoagulant that directly inhibits Factor Xa and is indicated for the prophylaxis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis and stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Acute lower extremity Posterior Compartment Syndrome is a rare complication of Apixaban use. We present a 78-year-old male with significant medical morbidities taking Apixaban for Atrial Fibrillation presenting with post-traumatic extensive hemorrhagic bullae on the left proximal pretibial region ...
Complex Sacral Fracture and Associated Soft Tissue Injuries: A Case of Multidisciplinary Management in Polytrauma
Italia Odierna, MD, Carlo B Bussemi, MD, Fulvio Scarpato, MD, Daniele Scarano, MD, Iolanda Esposito, MD, Emanuela Apicella, MD, Salvatore Guerriero, MD and Vincenzo Stridacchio, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 08, 2022
Treatment of high-energy trauma of the lumbosacral region is a challenging entity for clinicians. They are complex and often associated with other injuries such as active bleeding and substantial soft tissue injuries. Therefore, good wound healing is reliant on multiple local and systemic factors. Only a multidisciplinary approach between the trauma team and subspecialists will dictate the most appropriate management for these patients, and recent data has shown that best outcomes are obtained w...