Compartment Syndrome

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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a life-threatening condition of the limbs which occurs after an injury, which results in not enough blood supply to muscles and nerves because of increased pressure within that area. Symptoms of compartment syndrome may include intense pain of the affected area, numbness or tingling in the area, as well as loss of function. Treatment may include a fasciotomy, which is a surgical procedure where the fascia, or connective tissue surrounding the muscle or group of muslces, is cut to relieve the pressure, and if not as severe, treatment may include elevation of the affected limb, rest, manual decompression, and anti-inflammatories.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Compartment Syndrome" returned 207 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Osteofascial compartment syndrome caused by hand crush injury in a newborn infant].
 

Author(s): Wen-Hua Wang, Ding Xu, Ya-Mei Han, Qian Wan

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2014 Jul;16(7):767-8.

 

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2014

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Illustrated operative management of spontaneous bleeding and compartment syndrome of the lower extremity in a patient with acquired hemophilia A: a case report.
 

Author(s): Thorsten Jentzsch, Brigitte Brand-Staufer, Frank P Schäfer, Guido A Wanner, Hans-Peter Simmen

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Spontaneous bleeding resulting in compartment syndrome at the lower adult leg due to acquired hemophilia A is rare. There are no reports on operative management of this entity.

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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Last Updated: 5 Mar 2014

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The terms "Compartment Syndrome" returned 38 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Management of abdominal compartment syndrome and the open abdomen.
 

Author(s): M Björck, A Wanhainen

Journal: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2014 Mar;47(3):279-87.

 

The management of the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) and the open abdomen (OA) are important to improve survival after major vascular surgery, in particular ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA). The aim is to summarize contemporary knowledge in this field.

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2014

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Compartment syndrome as a spectrum of purple glove syndrome following intravenous phenytoin administration in a young male: a case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Puneet Chhabra, Nikhil Gupta, Atul Kaushik

Journal: Neurol India. ;61(4):419-20.

 

Compartment syndrome is a rare complication of spectrum of purple glove syndrome, seen as a side effect of intravenous phenytoin. This involves rapid discolouration of the involved limb along with edema and sometimes blistering of the skin also. Treatment is usually conservative and ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2013

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Paravertebral compartment syndrome after training causing severe back pain in an amateur rugby player: report of a rare case and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Georg Mattiassich, Lorenz Larcher, Markus Leitinger, Eugen Trinka, Gottfried Wechselberger, Heinrich Schubert

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Acute compartment syndrome (CS) of the paravertebral muscles without external trauma is rarely reported in literature. Not all of clinical symptoms for CS are applicable to the paravertebral region.

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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Phase I, Arteriocyte Magellan MAR01 Therapy - Compartment Syndrome and Battlefield Trauma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2014

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Last Updated: 3 Mar 2009

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Assessment of Near Infrared Spectroscopy as a Diagnostic Tool in Acute Compartment Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2011

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