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Is compartment syndrome considered hereditary?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
No: Compartment syndrome is related to trauma or injury resulting in internal swelling, usually affecting the leg or less often the arm.
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
No: There is no hereditary basis. It is an acquired problem.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it true that compartment syndrome is hereditary?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
No: Compartment syndrome related to trauma, post surgery not genetically related ( not hereditary ) exercise stress related compartment , fascia will not yield and allow the built up of pressure inside causing the syndrome as family members have similar body , but not reported as familial ( yet).
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is chronic or acute compartment syndrome hereditary?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No: Compartment syndrome is not an inherited condition whether acute or chronic exertional.

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