Causes of VIC is a must know subject for every medical personnel.
Ever since Richard Von Volkmann first published reports of Volkmann Ischemic Contracture (VIC) and Compartment syndrome in 1881, there has been a lot of studies.
Here are the causative factors of Volkmann’s Ischemic contracture
- Long bone fractures (most common from supracondylar fractures in children)
- Prolonged external compression
- Internal bleeding – hemophilia / extravasation of fluid (as in intra-articular injections)
- Snake bite
- Regional block – e.g. Bier’s block
- Crush Injury
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