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What are any alternatives to surgery for exertional compartment syndrome?

What are any alternatives to surgery for exertional compartment syndrome?

Modify activity: True exertional compartment syndrome will consistently be associated with the onset of pain when certain threshold of activity is reached. If this consistently comes on with running after certain distance cut down on mileage or choose alternative activity that keeps you below threshold of symptoms (cycling). Also be sure of diagnosis: requires measurement of compartment pressures after exertion. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Compartment Syndrome (Definition)

In short the pressure in a muscular compartment increases due to swelling or bleeding which prevents the normal blood flow from returning to the heart you will initially get some numbness and tingling then severe pain and possibly permanent damage to the ...Read more


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Are there alternatives to surgery for exertional compartment syndrome?

Are there alternatives to surgery for exertional compartment syndrome?

Yes: Most physician would try these first before offering surgery. They usually include see a physcial therapsit. They would try techniques with stretching and going over the activities that trigger it. Also heat and iceing along with elcetrical stimulation therapy can help. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from exertional compartment syndrome surgery?

How long does it take to recover from exertional compartment syndrome surgery?

Depnds on swel/pain: This is exercised induced compartment syn. Most people stop due 2 pain, and rest. It goes away fairly soon. If bad poeple go 2 their ortho guy and get worked up & can have a prophylactic compartment releas with minimal incisions, as compared 2 knee 2 ankle 4 severe compt syn. ...Read more

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What is involved during chronic compartment syndrome surgery?

Compartment Release : The surgery involves releasing compartments that are affected thru small incisions. However, recurrence of your symptoms after such surgeries is not uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the problems after fasciectomy (surgery) for compartment syndrome?

What are the problems after fasciectomy (surgery) for compartment syndrome?

Fasciectomy: Fasciectomy/Fasciotomy does not really have many complications if it is performed correctly. As with any surgery, there is the possibility of nerve damage or vascular damage just from having the surgery, and any other post operative complication. But, if the procedure is performed well and there are no surgical complications, there are few, if any problems after the surgery. ...Read more

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What could cause complications after fasciectomy (surgery) for compartment syndrome?

What could cause complications after fasciectomy (surgery) for compartment syndrome?

Maily infection,skin: Infection is the most important complication for post op fasciatomy, because the tissue will be expose. Skin coverage is another problem we have post fsciatomy. ...Read more

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Will i be able to run again after having surgery for compartment syndrome?

Will i be able to run again after having surgery for compartment syndrome?

Most Likely: I am assuming that you had compartment syndrome of the lower leg and required fasciotomies. Your recovery will be mostly dependent on whether or not there was any nerve or muscle injury. If you have irreversible nerve damage, this would have the biggest impact on your recovery. If you have any muscle loss, this too will have a negative impact. If no nerve or muscle loss, then likely full recovery. ...Read more

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Plz explain why I recently had surgery for anterior compartment syndrome and now I have the same symptoms in my calves?

Plz explain why I recently had surgery for anterior compartment syndrome and now I have the same symptoms in my calves?

Please see the : Diagram, this explain to you there are four compartment in the leg you could one in involve or all of them. You had anterior one release alone before and know the posterior one will be released. ...Read more