We present a case of compartment syndrome of the thigh due to blunt injury in a Division I American football player managed with fasciotomy and vacuum-assisted wound closure. This case report discusses the vacuum-assisted wound closure dressing as an alternative to more traditional closure techniques such as suture retention devices and split-thickness skin grafting. We feel that any surgeon involved in performing fasciotomies should be familiar with this increasingly used closure device and its potential complications.
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