ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
OUR EXPERIENCES IN TREATMENT OF COMPARTMENT SYNDROME AFTER 17 AUGUST EARTHQUAKE
Melih Hulusi US, Ali CİVELEK, Kaan İNAN, Mutasım SÜNGÜN, Ömer Yüksel ÖZTÜRK, * Osman RODOP, ** Sezai ÖZKAN, *** Emin ELBÜKEN
GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi Kalp Damar Cerrahi Kliniği, İSTANBUL
*GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Kliniği, İSTANBUL
**GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi Anastezi ve Reominasyon Kliniği, İSTANBUL
***GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi Sualtı ve Hiperbarik Tıp Kliniği, İSTANBUL
Extremity and multiorgan injuries after crush syndrome necessitate emergent evaluation and surgical procedures, After 17 August Marmara earthquake, 630 patients admitted to our hospital in a burst. Many different surgical procedures performed for 146 patıents. These procedures were 92 fasciotomies for compartment syndrome, 3 femoral artery repairment and 5 extremity amputations. After all these surgical procedures 51 patients were taken to HBO therapy. Urgently patient evaluation and then after appropriate vascular surgical procedures and fascitomy for necessary cases and also HBO therapy for convenient patients after crush injuries,especially after earthquakes has life and extremity saving importance.
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