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A 27-year-old female asked about a male:

can a severe inflammation from getting a tattoo produce compartment syndrome?

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Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes but unlikely : Really bad infection can go deep enough to invoke the fascia and muscle and this can lead to compartment. This is a limb and or life threatening condition. Seek help immediately if u suspect u could have this.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Compartment syndrome: A tattoo is a process that occurs on the skin and potentially in the fatty tissue under the skin. A compartment syndrome is in the deeper layers under the fascia. Tattoo and compartment syndrome should not be interrelated.

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