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A 25-year-old female asked:

trying to live with exer. comp. syn for 1.5 yrs to point where ehl is weak always and calf circumference has decreased; time for fasciotomy?

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Dr. Naresh Rao
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Most likely but: Assuming you have tried everything conservatively like physical therapy, art, rolfing, trigger point injections and have not seen an improvement the fasciotomy is indicated. You have very concerning symptoms and should be actively under the care of a sports medicine physician.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Your choice...: If you have a confimed diagnosis of ecs (direct measurement of compartment pressures) the only cure is surgery. There are no effective non-operative treatments other than activity modification. I perform an arthroscope-aided minimally invasive compartment release that reduces the incision size to a few milimeters. For more info go to www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle.

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