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Compartment syndrome leads to ischemia. What will be the downstream effects for the associated muscles & nerves?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Surgery - Trauma
4 doctors agree

In brief: Consequences

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 or crush injury. One can get chronic pain and/or muscle weakness, resulting in a limp. Muscles may atrophy (shrink).

In brief: Consequences

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 or crush injury. One can get chronic pain and/or muscle weakness, resulting in a limp. Muscles may atrophy (shrink).
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
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In brief: Death

The limb downstream dies.

In brief: Death

The limb downstream dies.
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