Compartment syndrome associated with an osteocartilaginous exostosis.

Published online: Dec 27 1996

J Van Oost, J Feyen, and J Opheide.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Dymphna Hospital, Geel Belgium.


The authors describe a compartment syndrome of the deep posterior flexor compartment due to perforation of the popliteal artery by an osteocartilaginous exostosis, in a healthy 13-year-old boy. The difficulties in making the diagnosis are discussed. In a review of the literature regarding this condition, the combination of compartment syndrome and exostoses could not be found.