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Calcific myonecrosis following snakebite

dc.contributor.authorFerreira, N.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMarais, L. C.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-27T09:59:23Z
dc.date.available2019-02-27T09:59:23Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationFerreira, N. & Marais, L. C. 2017. Calcific myonecrosis following snakebite. SA Orthopaedic Journal, 16(1):28-31, doi:10.17159/2309-8309/2017/v16n1a3
dc.identifier.issn2309-8309 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1681-150X (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.17159/2309-8309/2017/v16n1a3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105484
dc.descriptionCITATION: Ferreira, N. & Marais, L. C. 2017. Calcific myonecrosis following snakebite. SA Orthopaedic Journal, 16(1):28-31, doi:10.17159/2309-8309/2017/v16n1a3.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://journal.saoa.org.za/index.php/saoj
dc.description.abstractCalcific myonecrosis is a rare condition and is believed to be a late sequela of untreated compartment syndrome. Patients usually present with a progressively enlarging mass, years after the initial injury, that can be misdiagnosed as a soft tissue sarcoma. Calcific myonecrosis following snakebite is extremely rare. The anterior compartment of the leg is most frequently involved and appears to be especially vulnerable to developing this complication. Conservative management should be considered in asymptomatic patients but spontaneous soft tissue breakdown with sinus formation may develop and prolonged surveillance is advised. We report two similar cases of calcific myonecrosis of the anterior compartment of the lower leg that developed decades following snakebite.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://journal.saoa.org.za/index.php/saoj/article/view/25
dc.format.extent4 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Orthopaedic Association
dc.subjectSnakebitesen_ZA
dc.subjectCompartment syndromeen_ZA
dc.titleCalcific myonecrosis following snakebiteen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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