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What are volkmanns ischemic contractures?
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: A complication
High pressure build up in a muscular compartment (can happen as a result of crush injury, bone fracture, or from constant pressure on a limb for a prolonged period of time) can cause decreased blood flow to tissues in that compartment, resulting in compartment syndrome.
Volkmann's ischemic contracture is a server case in which some of the tissue within the compartment dies and contractors develop.

In brief: A complication
High pressure build up in a muscular compartment (can happen as a result of crush injury, bone fracture, or from constant pressure on a limb for a prolonged period of time) can cause decreased blood flow to tissues in that compartment, resulting in compartment syndrome.
Volkmann's ischemic contracture is a server case in which some of the tissue within the compartment dies and contractors develop.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Volkmann's ischemic
Contracture from vascular injury to the muscles in the forearm. Typically related to a fracture or crush elbow or 4arm. Muscle and nerve damage occurs there is no cure but surgical treatment can relieve some of the resultant problems associated with it.
Tendon lengthening, nerve decompression, resection of fibrotic tissue. Much depends upon the severity of the contracture and the depth of injury.

In brief: Volkmann's ischemic
Contracture from vascular injury to the muscles in the forearm. Typically related to a fracture or crush elbow or 4arm. Muscle and nerve damage occurs there is no cure but surgical treatment can relieve some of the resultant problems associated with it.
Tendon lengthening, nerve decompression, resection of fibrotic tissue. Much depends upon the severity of the contracture and the depth of injury.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Pressure
Increased pressure in a closed compartment decreases the blood flow to the muscles and nerves in the area, causing permanent muscle damage.

In brief: Pressure
Increased pressure in a closed compartment decreases the blood flow to the muscles and nerves in the area, causing permanent muscle damage.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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