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Archive » 2010 » 3 » | Archive » Medical field » Fields » Surgery »

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

 
Abstract:

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Chronic exertional compartment syndrome can occur in all body parts in which compart­ments can be found. Most frequently, it emerges in the lower leg (95%) in athletes, in whom running represents the greatest strain. The diagnosis consists of the patient’s history, clini­cal status, radiological procedures and pressure measurements in connective tissues within the damaged compartment. When pressure exceeds normal values, fasciotomy is required. This article contains the descriptions of clinical characteristics in cases with affected lower leg, as well as their diagnostics and therapy.

Authors:
Topolovec Matevž, Frangež Igor, Hari Andrej, et al.

Keywords:
exertional compartment syndrome, shank - myofascial compartment, elevated tissue pressure, fasciotomy

Cite as:
Med Razgl. 2010; 49: 317–23.

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