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Whats compartment syndrome?
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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Surgery - Trauma
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In brief: CS
It is a very severe and serious condition that can result in nerve and muscle damage if not treated.
It results from pressure on those tissues, often from fracture, crush injury or lack of blood flow to the tissue.

In brief: CS
It is a very severe and serious condition that can result in nerve and muscle damage if not treated.
It results from pressure on those tissues, often from fracture, crush injury or lack of blood flow to the tissue.
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Elevated pressure
In the body, muscles are separated into different compartments and covered with fascia.
If there is trauma to the compartment, the swelling and pressure in the compartment becomes elevated. The increased pressure impedes blood flow out and into the compartment. If the injury is acute, emergency surgical release of the compartment may be required or the muscle may die.

In brief: Elevated pressure
In the body, muscles are separated into different compartments and covered with fascia.
If there is trauma to the compartment, the swelling and pressure in the compartment becomes elevated. The increased pressure impedes blood flow out and into the compartment. If the injury is acute, emergency surgical release of the compartment may be required or the muscle may die.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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