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What type of doctor can order a compartment pressure measurement? Orthopedic doctor can do it?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Compartment syndrome

Measuring compartment pressure requires inserting a needle into a muscle compartment, and is usually performed by an orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Compartment syndrome

Measuring compartment pressure requires inserting a needle into a muscle compartment, and is usually performed by an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Family Medicine

In brief: Any

That particular test usually involves insertion of a needle with a special gauge to interpret pressure into tha compartments of an extremity (for example, the lower leg has 4 compartments).
It is usually performed on a somewhat urgent basis and is typically ordered/performed by orthopedic and general surgeons as well as primary care and emergency physicians.

In brief: Any

That particular test usually involves insertion of a needle with a special gauge to interpret pressure into tha compartments of an extremity (for example, the lower leg has 4 compartments).
It is usually performed on a somewhat urgent basis and is typically ordered/performed by orthopedic and general surgeons as well as primary care and emergency physicians.
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