Year 2019, Volume 58, Issue 1, Pages 1 - 7 2019-03-14

Management of acute limb compartment syndrome: A survey of clinical practice among orthopedics and traumatology surgeons in Turkey
Akut kompartman sendromu klinik yaklaşımları: Türkiye'de ortopedi ve travmatoloji doktorlarının uygulamalarının anket ile değerlendirilmesi

Onur Başcı [1] , Ahmet Emrah Acan [2] , Mehmet Erduran [3]

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Aim: The aim is to conduct a survey of currently practising orthopedics and traumatology surgeons and residents in Turkey regarding their current practice and perceptions on compartment syndrome management.

Materials and Methods: A structured survey was developed for the study. Diagnosis in alert and unconscious patients, clinical signs of the condition, compartment pressure measurement, optimal time frame and technique for performing a fasciotomy, and preventive measures in patients with limb injuries were assessed. 
Results: Due to the evaluation, most significant and earliest symptom thought to be pain in 74% and 82.2% respectively. In diagnostic approach of conscious patients, 59.6% find intense pain and intense pain with passive stretching sufficient for diagnosis. In unconscious patients, 22.6% measure intracompartment pressure in every patient and if high in first measurement, indicates emergent fasciotomy, whereas 59.5% apply emergent fasciotomy in clinical suspicion without measuring intracompartment pressure. 89.7% don’t use pressure gauge in case of a compartment syndrome suspicion. 55.5% have not seen manually constructed mechanism before. 25.3% participants have sufficient knowledge to construct the mechanism. 

Conclusion: There are controversies in the management of compartment syndrome in Turkey, development of clinical practice guidelines may encourage best practice, reduce variations and reduce the incidence of complications

Amaç: Çalışmanın amacı, Türkiye’de halen çalışmakta olan ortopedi ve travmatoloji uzmanları ve asistanlarının, kompartman sendromuna yönelik güncel yaklaşım ve algılarının ortaya konmasıdır.

Gereç ve Yöntem: Çalışma icin tasarlanmış anket ile, bilinci açık veya kapalı hastada tanı, kompartman sendromunun klinik bulguları, kompartman basıncı ölçümü, fasiyotomi icin uygun müdahale süresi ve tekniği değerlendirildi. 

Bulgular: Bu değerlendirmede, en önemli (%74) ve en erken (%82,2) oluşabilecek semptomun ağrı olduğu görüşü hakimdir. Tanısal yaklaşımda, %59,6 aşırı ağrı ve pasif germe ile aşırı ağrıyı tanı icin yeterli görmektedir. Bilinci kapalı hastalarda, %22,6 kompartman basıncını her hastada ölçülmesi gerektiğini ve birinci yüksek sonuçta acil fasiyotomi endikasyonunu uygun görmektedir. Öte yandan, %59,6 kompartman basıncı ölçmeksizin klinik şüphenin acil fasiyotomi icin yeterli bir endikasyon olduğu görüşündedir. %89,7 kompartman sendromu şüphesinde basınç ölçmeye gerek duymamaktadır. %55,5 manuel kompartman ölçüm düzeneğini hiç görmemiş ve %25,3 düzeneği kurabilecek bilgiye sahip olduğunu ifade etmektedir.

Sonuç: Türkiye’de kompartman sendromu yönetiminde tartışmalı yaklaşımlar olduğu gözlenmekle beraber, klinik yaklaşım rehberlerinin hazırlanması, en uygun yaklaşımın oluşması, değişken yaklaşımların ve komplikasyon insidanslarının azaltılması için fayda sağlayacaktır.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-1689-0346
Author: Onur Başcı (Primary Author)
Institution: Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, İzmir
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-7116-8773
Author: Ahmet Emrah Acan
Institution: Sıtkı Koçman University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Muğla
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-0668-7224
Author: Mehmet Erduran
Institution: Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, İzmir
Country: Turkey


Bibtex @research article { etd469758, journal = {Ege Tıp Dergisi}, issn = {1016-9113}, eissn = {2147-6500}, address = {Ege University}, year = {2019}, volume = {58}, pages = {1 - 7}, doi = {10.19161/etd.469758}, title = {Management of acute limb compartment syndrome: A survey of clinical practice among orthopedics and traumatology surgeons in Turkey}, key = {cite}, author = {Başcı, Onur and Acan, Ahmet Emrah and Erduran, Mehmet} }
APA Başcı, O , Acan, A , Erduran, M . (2019). Management of acute limb compartment syndrome: A survey of clinical practice among orthopedics and traumatology surgeons in Turkey. Ege Tıp Dergisi, 58 (1), 1-7. DOI: 10.19161/etd.469758
MLA Başcı, O , Acan, A , Erduran, M . "Management of acute limb compartment syndrome: A survey of clinical practice among orthopedics and traumatology surgeons in Turkey". Ege Tıp Dergisi 58 (2019): 1-7 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/etd/issue/43429/469758>
Chicago Başcı, O , Acan, A , Erduran, M . "Management of acute limb compartment syndrome: A survey of clinical practice among orthopedics and traumatology surgeons in Turkey". Ege Tıp Dergisi 58 (2019): 1-7
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ISNAD Başcı, Onur , Acan, Ahmet Emrah , Erduran, Mehmet . "Management of acute limb compartment syndrome: A survey of clinical practice among orthopedics and traumatology surgeons in Turkey". Ege Tıp Dergisi 58 / 1 (March 2019): 1-7. https://doi.org/10.19161/etd.469758