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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Elevated pressure: In the body, muscles are separated into different compartments and covered with fascia. If there is trauma to the compartment, the swelling and press ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Elevated pressure : Our limbs have compartments within which nerves, vessels and muscles are housed. After an injury, bleeding within a compartment can increase the press ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
37 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Compartment syndrome can causes ischemia, or lack of adequate blood flow to all of the contents in the affected compartment. It can cause permanent d ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
Same as exertional: Chronic compartment syndrome is the same as exertional compartment syndrome. It is when the pressure from the muscle compartment in the shin is high. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Measure pressure: Facial planes in the extremities limit the spread of swelling to separate compartments. If the pressure becomes excessive the function of nerves and b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Pain: It is a very severe and serious condition that can result in nerve and muscle damage if not treated. It is the degree of pain that is unique.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Swelling causes ...,: Increased pressure in a compartment( of the leg , for example) from trauma , surgery, fracture, etc. W/ resultant swelling, bleeding may lead to impai ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Secord
25 years experience in Podiatry
Compartment syndrome: The only reliable test is a Stryker device inserted into the compartment to measure intercompartmental pressure. The symptoms usually include pain, pa ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Compartment syndrome: The muscle groups of the arms and legs are divided into sections, or compartments, formed by tough fascial membranes. Compartment syndrome occurs when ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
Compartment syndrome: The hallmark signs of acute/early compartment syndrome are: -pain out of proportion to the injury -firmness of the muscle compartment -pain with squee ... Read More
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