A 46-year-old member asked:
whats compartment syndrome?
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper answered
24 years experience 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 pressure in the compartment becomes elevated. The increased pressure impedes blood flow out and into the compartment. If the injury is acute, emergency surgical release of the compartment may be required or the muscle may die.
Answered on Jan 22, 2020
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