Rhabdomyolysis Following Prolonged Entrapment on a Fence: A Case Report (2024)

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Journal article

*Nwaneri, Chukwuemeka; *Aboshehata, Ahmed M; *Marsh, Adrian R.

Cureus. 16(1):e51954, 2024 Jan.

It is well documented that prolonged immobilization and heavy alcohol consumption can independently cause rhabdomyolysis; however, entrapment on a fence following alcohol consumption resulting in rhabdomyolysis without prolonged coma or seizures has not been reported. We report a case of a 25-year-old man who, following alcohol consumption, whilst attempting to climb a fence, became entrapped and desperately had to clinch on the fence with both forearms for over three hours, resulting in rhabdomyolysis. This case report highlights the importance of recognizing the potential complications associated with prolonged immobilization and the subsequent management of rhabdomyolysis.

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