Delayed diagnosis of Compartment Syndrome – £32,000

After knee surgery Mr Smith’s leg became painful and swollen, he was given morphine, his bed was elevated and an ice pack applied. He had developed compartment syndrome in which increased pressure in the tissues in his leg caused the blood supply to be cut off. There was a delay in diagnosing the compartment syndrome and in carrying out surgery to release the pressure in the leg leading to permanent injury.

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