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Multiple Limb Compartment Syndromes in a Recruit With Sickle Cell Trait
  1. Mr Adam Way, MSc, FRCS(Orth)1,
  2. S Ganesan1 and
  3. M McErlain1
  1. 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Camberley, Surrey
  1. Spinal Fellow, Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Camberley Surrey GU16 7UJ

Abstract

Sickle cell trait, as opposed to the disease, is a rare condition with fewer medical complications. We present a case of a 24 year old Army recruit, who required multiple fasciotomies for limb compartment syndrome, associated with sickle cell trait. We discuss the management, complications and screening programmes of the condition and make suggestions for the training of sickle cell trait personnel in planning a career in the Armed Forces.

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