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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
What to do if I had exertional compartment syndrome in both my legs, about two years ago I got the fasciotomy surgery done.?
? Question: Yes you had fascial release for chronic exertional compt. syndrome... In one leg or both.?Are u a runner? What are your symptoms now ? Are u working out now? Running? Bicycling? Leave more details and a specific question that you want answered... Maybe I can help! Best of Luck! ...Read more
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
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
Recently Diagnosed with chronic compartment syndrome. Reservations about second surgery. What are the risks if I choose not to have procedure?
What is the purpose: Of the second surgery? Did the first not work? ...Read more
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
I have compartment syndrome. I need surgery. What's the recovery like? Cast after? Crutches? When do you fully recover? How long? Thanks
Prolonged recovery: You did not mention where , most common is leg , was done to releases the the pressure and prevent damage to nerves and muscles.Most of the times procedure is brief, recovery is not instant even with minimum damage , full recovery takes months, may need additional surgery skin graft rehab etc most will recover some will never regain full function will not be in sports and has to accept out come. ...Read more
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