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How do I know if I have compartment syndrome?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Chen
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: See a doctor.

There is an invasive procedure to measure the pressures within the compartment with a catheter.
See a vascular or orthopedic surgeon. Vascular abnormaliites can be a source of symptoms of compartment syndrome especially in runners.

In brief: See a doctor.

There is an invasive procedure to measure the pressures within the compartment with a catheter.
See a vascular or orthopedic surgeon. Vascular abnormaliites can be a source of symptoms of compartment syndrome especially in runners.
Dr. Richard Vanis
Dr. Richard Vanis
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