Pediatric acute leg compartment syndrome after peroneus longus rupture: A case series

Brandon R. Hull, Jessica J. Wingfield, Alec Stall, Craig M. Birch, Christine A. Ho

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We present the case of three pediatric patients who presented with non-fracture acute lateral compartment syndrome after 'minor trauma'. All patients were male and sustained the inciting event during football. Two of the patients were able to resume play after their injury. All patients sustained intramuscular proximal avulsion ruptures of the peroneus longus muscle. At final follow-up, all but one patient had documented full neurologic recovery. A seemingly innocuous event may cause acute compartment syndrome in the adolescent male. Compartment syndrome in the absence of fracture should be promptly recognized to prevent delay in surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • case report
  • compartment syndrome
  • sports

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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