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How is compartment syndrome diagnosed in kids?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Same as adults

History of injury, symptoms, clinical exam and intracompartment pressure measurements.
This is the same for children and adults.

In brief: Same as adults

History of injury, symptoms, clinical exam and intracompartment pressure measurements.
This is the same for children and adults.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics

In brief: Compartment syndrome

The diagnosis is not that difficult.
The patient, child or adult likewise, have severe pain with swelling of the affected area that is restricted to an area. Depending on the site affected , the extent of the redness ad swelling are noted. If the tension is not relieved asap it can cause the blood supply to the area compromised and it is a surgical emergency.

In brief: Compartment syndrome

The diagnosis is not that difficult.
The patient, child or adult likewise, have severe pain with swelling of the affected area that is restricted to an area. Depending on the site affected , the extent of the redness ad swelling are noted. If the tension is not relieved asap it can cause the blood supply to the area compromised and it is a surgical emergency.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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