Posts Tagged ‘Compartment Syndrome’

Compartment Syndrome

“He saved my only leg!”

Having a rather unusual medical history, with a tendency to swell a great deal, Dr. Leon Root noted how swollen and hard my calf was (Dr. Joseph Lane amputated my right leg a year ago/infection) Dr. Root ordered an Ultrasound and MRI to rule out DVT and infection.

My leg continued to swell, and Dr. David Helfet had looked at my leg, immediately rushed me to the OR and did a 4 compartment release saving my only leg!

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Compartment Syndrome - Herve Duteil

“Expertise and care beyond imagination.”

Accidents can be a blessing if all we go through is mostly fear, spared from pain and long-term physical damages; and surely, for those of us who required orthopedic surgery, how blessed have we been to receive our medical care at HSS! The level of expertise and care is beyond imagination.

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