A 38-year-old male asked:

Compartment syndrome i am still convinced i have this when i put the back of leg by my knee on my chair in the lounge at home my limbs feel warm again?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Quinnan
21 years experience
CS not likely : Compartment syndrome (cs) is either traumatic or exercise induced. There is no described cs that involves the position of your leg when seated. It is possible to have vascular or neurologic changes that explain the symptoms described. However, compartment syndrome seems very unlikely.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi commented
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
If still worried, see your doctor or orthopod to get the confusion cleared for you.
Apr 16, 2013
Last updated Feb 3, 2015


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