Type III Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome with Concurrent Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: A Case Report

Chenee Armando, Paul Sherbondy, Eugene Simoni, Sandra Cole

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Case:The patient, a 21-year-old female Division I track and field athlete, presents with bilateral calf pain, tightness, numbness, and swelling during activity. Initially diagnosed with chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), she underwent bilateral four-compartment fasciotomies. After 4 months, she experienced persistence of some of her prefasciotomy symptoms and was referred to vascular surgery. A fibrous band was compressing the popliteal artery, making the diagnosis of popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES). She underwent bilateral popliteal artery decompressions. She had a successful recovery with no recurrence of numbness, weakness, or pain.Conclusion:Recognize that structural PAES may coexist with CECS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere23.00602
JournalJBJS case connector
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 29 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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