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The authors focus on the treatment of volume deficiency of the anterior thigh, particularly that associated with HIV and HAART regimens. There is a discussion of the basic anatomy of the region, the preoperative marking of the patient, and the operative procedure. Postoperative care is described as well as potential postoperative complications with a discussion of observed complications and the management of those complications. There is a brief discussion of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) associated and HIV muscle wasting syndrome.
KeywordsCompartment Syndrome Muscle Wasting Capsular Contracture Anterior Compartment Quadriceps Femoris
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