Western diamondback rattlesnake envenomation is usually managed by administration of neutralizing antivenom. The development of compartment syndrome is a rare complication that has sparked considerable debate regarding medical vs. surgical management. We report a case of compartment syndrome resulting from a rattlesnake envenomation, which responded to large doses of neutralizing antivenom given concomitantly with mannitol and hyperbaric oxygen. This regimen obviated the need for surgical fasciotomy and its associated morbidity.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Emergency Medicine|
|State||Published - Apr 2003|
- Compartment syndrome
- Hyperbaric oxygen