The wick catheter technique for measurement of intramuscular pressure. A new research and clinical tool

S. J. Mubarak, A. R. Hargens, C. A. Owen, L. P. Garetto, W. H. Akeson

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Abstract

The wick catheter technique was developed in 1968 for measurement of subcutaneous pressure and has been modified for easy intramuscular insertion and continuous recording of interstitial fluid pressure in animals and humans. Studies in dogs of the anterolateral compartment of the leg in simulation of the compartment syndrome showed the technique to be accurate and reproducible. The wick catheter technique is capable of important clinical applications in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic compartment syndromes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1016-1020
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Volume58
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Capillary Action
Compartment Syndromes
Catheters
Pressure
Extracellular Fluid
Research
Leg
Dogs

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Mubarak, S. J., Hargens, A. R., Owen, C. A., Garetto, L. P., & Akeson, W. H. (1976). The wick catheter technique for measurement of intramuscular pressure. A new research and clinical tool. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, 58(7), 1016-1020.

The wick catheter technique for measurement of intramuscular pressure. A new research and clinical tool. / Mubarak, S. J.; Hargens, A. R.; Owen, C. A.; Garetto, L. P.; Akeson, W. H.

In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, Vol. 58, No. 7, 1976, p. 1016-1020.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mubarak, SJ, Hargens, AR, Owen, CA, Garetto, LP & Akeson, WH 1976, 'The wick catheter technique for measurement of intramuscular pressure. A new research and clinical tool', Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, vol. 58, no. 7, pp. 1016-1020.
Mubarak, S. J. ; Hargens, A. R. ; Owen, C. A. ; Garetto, L. P. ; Akeson, W. H. / The wick catheter technique for measurement of intramuscular pressure. A new research and clinical tool. In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A. 1976 ; Vol. 58, No. 7. pp. 1016-1020.
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