Can deep posterior or posterior compartment syndrome cause the posterior lower leg to look rounder than the other leg?

Possibly. compartment syndrome presents primarily as pain particularly when muscle group is placed on stretch, often neurologic symptoms are seen in conjunction with the pain. Swelling occurs and is found within the compartment increasing pressure compromising muscles blood supply causing muscle damage. Swelling of posterior calf could also be consistent with DVT if symptomatic seek care.

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Are there 6 or 4 compartments in the lower leg? And has anyone heard of isolated posterior tibialis compartment syndrome?

4. There are 4 compartments (anterior, lateral, superficial and deep posterior). Theoretically it's possible to have only one with increased pressure. Read more...
4 compartments . I have never in 50 yeas of practice seen any posterior compartment syndome as an isolated issue. The multiple comparments become an issue after a trauma or part of a surgery where the compartment contents swell and the vascular flow becomes impeded and an anoxic situration arises with sever pain and loss of function. It is a medical emergency. Overuse can cause some swelling and symptoms. Read more...

Over time does exertional compartment syndrome cause all of the compartments in the lower leg to be affected? Smaller tenser muscles?

Not likely. The anterior compartment is the tightest, and when you're having pain there you usually stop exerting yourself, reducing the pressure there and in all the compartments. It is possible in other compartments though, and the syndrome has been described in every compartment of arms and legs. In my experience it's limited to one compartment at t time just the same. Read more...

Does exertional compartment syndrome of the ant/lat comp's cause scar tissue to develop in the lower leg over time?

Compartment Syndrome. Exercise-induced compartment syndrome is due to a pressure build-up within the muscles of the leg. Muscles are enclosed within a tight tissue called a fascia. This fascia wraps around and contains the muscle. Normally, the fascia has enough extra room within to allow the muscle to function without problem. During exercise this room may be reduced causing symptoms. Does not cause scarring. Read more...

Can compartment syndrome of the lower leg cause swelling, loss of hair, and a superficial vein to stick out of the leg?

Yes. I believe a long standing syndrome of extra pressure can alter the circulation in the area which in turn cause the hair loss and vein distention you mentioned. Read more...

Hi! I've recently had my surgery for compartment syndrome in lower leg. What should I do the upcoming days? Train the leg or rest it? How do I rehab?

Follow instructions. Almost certainly, your surgeon has very specific plans for your recovery, I would discuss it with him. In general, compartment syndrome is caused by swelling that increases the pressure of a compartment beyond its perfusion pressure, so you would probably need to keep it somewhat elevated to avoid further swelling. Discuss with your surgeon. Read more...
DEPENDS. Consult your surgeon when you should start PT. Let him determine when he feels you have sufficiently healed When he feels it's safe then toe raises on a 2.5 cm block and stretching the ankle joint with a towel around the foot and pulling it gently toward you You will lose 30% strength due to having the fasciotomy alone. Read more...

I'm getting surgery for compartment syndrome. They are going to release all compartments of the lower leg. They are only doin one leg. How long is the recovery? Crutches? Sports?

Not much. A few concerns: almost never necessary to release "all compartments". Exercise induced compartments syndromes are compartments specific. One would determine which compartments are the cause by doing compartment pressure measurements after exercise. Crutches until it feels good. In my experience return to sport in 4-6 weeks. Read more...

What are the indications of lower leg compartment syndrome on T1 AX/T2 AX FAT SAT MRI? White outline seems to be very thin on one side.

Probably not. a great idea to interpret an MRI without any training based on a 400 word or less response. Compartment syndrome is a clinical diagnosis, but supportive MRI findings would include edema (bright on T2W) involving the musculature and deep soft tissues. Best to speak with your doctor about the results. Read more...