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Which treatment works the best and fastest for compartment syndrome?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for compartment syndrome?

It depend: Acute compartment syndrome need to handle on emergency basis, the best treatment to do surgery. ...Read more

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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Can surgical treatment totally cure compartment syndrome?

Can surgical treatment totally cure compartment syndrome?

Yes and no: A full blown compartment syn. Tissue death is proceeding and it depends how fast surg is done. In impending compartment syn there is a typical injury crushing, tibial fx of high energy, oa a leg pinned under a weight 4 a while ur physical xam & experience says go 2 or now, if done be4 the pressure 2 high it can be cured. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for compartment syndrome in the arms?

What are the treatment options for compartment syndrome in the arms?

Pressure measurement: to confirm the Diagnosis and then surgery most likely. Final decision depends on your treating physician's Dx. Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more

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What are the treatments of fascia herniation and chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

What are the treatments of fascia herniation and chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Myofascial pain: Myofascial pain syndromes arise from chronic inflammation of the fibrous sheaths that attach broad muscle groups to other muscles and bone. They include myofasciitis of the trapezius muscle, lumbodorsal fascia, IT bands and plantar fascia. I have practiced sports and ER med for the SF Giants. Compartment syndrome occurs when swelling in injured muscle constricts blood flow causing death of tissue. ...Read more

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Could frequent / multiple surgeries cause compartment syndrome anterior tibialis? Is it possible to have had this and it not be acute? Any treatments

Could frequent / multiple surgeries cause compartment syndrome anterior tibialis?  Is it possible to have had this and it not be acute? Any treatments

Yes, but...: Really need more info. There is something called exercise induced compartment syndrome that is a chronic problem, but if he multiple operations were on the leg, or associated with prolonged periods of low blood pressure or an aortic aneurysm or dissection, it could happen anyway. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there non surgical treatments for exercise induced compartment syndrome?  is there a way to stretch or grow the compartment? 

Are there non surgical treatments for exercise induced compartment syndrome?  is there a way to stretch or grow the compartment? 

No: Compartment syndrome of the quads and calfs are the most common muscles affected. Releasing the pressure quickly saves muscle death and can prevent kidney damage. The fascia surrounding the swollenmuscle is not elastic and needs to be cut as soon as possible. Pain and numbness are a bad sign but there are rare instances where very close observation may avoid surgery. ...Read more

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High arch from untreated compartment syndrome. PT says my Spring ligament is gone. Could fast onset of cavus foot cause spring ligament rupture?

High arch from untreated compartment syndrome. PT says my Spring ligament is gone. Could fast onset of cavus foot cause spring ligament rupture?

Doubt it: Spring ligament helps maintain an arch, when or if it ruptures you would destabilize the arch and the foot would flatten. Your describing the Opposite type of scenerio..... ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is compartment syndrome?

Can you tell me what is compartment syndrome?

Compartment syndrome: The muscle groups of the arms and legs are divided into sections, or compartments, formed by tough fascial membranes. Compartment syndrome occurs when increased pressure within a compartment compromises the delivery of blood and function of the tissues within that space. It can occur following acute trauma, or chronically, as seen in athletes. Acute compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have compartment syndrome?

Compartment syndrome: The hallmark signs of acute/early compartment syndrome are: -pain out of proportion to the injury -firmness of the muscle compartment -pain with squeezing of the compartment -pain with passive stretch of the muscles in the compartment -decreased sensation this is a surgical emergency and without emergent decompression can cause loss of limb function. ...Read more

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How is compartment syndrome diagnosed in kids?

Same as adults: History of injury, symptoms, clinical exam and intracompartment pressure measurements. This is the same for children and adults. ...Read more

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