Supracondylar Fracture and the Volkmann Contracture Copy

. . The Volkmann Contracture occurs when there is ischemia to the forearm. This usually occurs when there is increased pressure due to swelling called the compartment syndrome. This increase in pressure is typically due to a crush injury or a fracture


Illustration 63 The Volkmann Contracture

. . For a discussion of the Acute Compartment Syndrome

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