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Old 12-22-2008, 12:21 PM   #4
Darrell E. White
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Re: Post Surgical Rhabdo

Adam:

The Rhabdo that your friend experienced is a secondary effect from what is, in effect, a crush injury. Localized "Rhabdo" is actually localized muscle trauma from crush or gross overuse ( in the absence of contributing factors such as alcohol abuse, severe dehydration, sickle cell, and others).

What your friend is suffering from now is the residual effects of the crush injury, the localized injury to his quads from 6 hours of compression, compromised circulation, etc. The two most likely beneficial treatments are gentle, progressive PT and "tincture of time." The overwhelming majority of these injuries heal with minimal to no long term redual effects over time.

Best of luck--bingo
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