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My son has compartment syndrome. What is it, in a nutshell?
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Dr. Arthur Christiano
Sports Medicine
12 doctors agree
In brief: Trauma vs exertional
A muscle is "wrapped" in a layer of fascia and multiple muscles are encased in a compartment along with nerves/arteries.
In comp.Syn., the pressure in the comp is too high and comp. Contents are being "crushed". Permenant/ irreversible damage can ensue. It is a surgical emergency.Typical cause is trauma. Exertional comp syn is a much milder version due to overuse, is benign, is treated non-surg.

In brief: Trauma vs exertional
A muscle is "wrapped" in a layer of fascia and multiple muscles are encased in a compartment along with nerves/arteries.
In comp.Syn., the pressure in the comp is too high and comp. Contents are being "crushed". Permenant/ irreversible damage can ensue. It is a surgical emergency.Typical cause is trauma. Exertional comp syn is a much milder version due to overuse, is benign, is treated non-surg.
Dr. Arthur Christiano
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Dr. Otto Placik
excellent summary
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very simple
Avascular necrosis is the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply.
The blood flow to a section of bone can be interrupted if the bone is fractured or the joint becomes dislocated. Avascular necrosis is also associated with long-term use of high-dose steroid, alchohl.Good luck thank you.

In brief: Very simple
Avascular necrosis is the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply.
The blood flow to a section of bone can be interrupted if the bone is fractured or the joint becomes dislocated. Avascular necrosis is also associated with long-term use of high-dose steroid, alchohl.Good luck thank you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Let us help
This means that her cartilage and bone are inflamed in the joint.
Knee or elbow.Please read below for more infomations, good luck and thank.

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This means that her cartilage and bone are inflamed in the joint.
Knee or elbow.Please read below for more infomations, good luck and thank.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Sausage too tight
This lable is usually applied to the anterior & lateral lower leg, where the muscles are in a sleave like compartment.
This compartment can become pressureized by swelling in the muscles & too much pressure will prevent blood flow.Early symptoms are pain & poor function. Rx may require surgery.A dr might use the term for another body region, but the idea is the same, pressure buildup/muscle injury.

In brief: Sausage too tight
This lable is usually applied to the anterior & lateral lower leg, where the muscles are in a sleave like compartment.
This compartment can become pressureized by swelling in the muscles & too much pressure will prevent blood flow.Early symptoms are pain & poor function. Rx may require surgery.A dr might use the term for another body region, but the idea is the same, pressure buildup/muscle injury.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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A baker's cyst, also called a popliteal cyst, is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear. Both conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid, which can lead to a baker's cyst.
Although a baker's cyst may cause swelling and make you uncomfortable, treating the probable underlying problem usually provides relief.

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A baker's cyst, also called a popliteal cyst, is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear. Both conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid, which can lead to a baker's cyst.
Although a baker's cyst may cause swelling and make you uncomfortable, treating the probable underlying problem usually provides relief.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: It could be bad
Compartment syndrome is a limb threatening and life threatening condition, defined as the compression of nerves, blood vessels, and muscle inside a closed space (compartment) within the body.
[1] this leads to tissue death from lack of oxygenation due to the blood vessels being compressed by the raised pressure within the compartment. Compartment syndrome most often involves the forearm and lower.

In brief: It could be bad
Compartment syndrome is a limb threatening and life threatening condition, defined as the compression of nerves, blood vessels, and muscle inside a closed space (compartment) within the body.
[1] this leads to tissue death from lack of oxygenation due to the blood vessels being compressed by the raised pressure within the compartment. Compartment syndrome most often involves the forearm and lower.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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