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 315 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Compartment Syndrome of the Arm from Intravenous Infiltration during Radial Artery Catheterization.
 

Author(s): Robert S Dieter, Raymond A Dieter, Paul Crisostomo

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Last Updated: 2 May 2017

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Analysis of treatment of large abdominal malignancies in children complicated with abdominal compartment syndrome: Report of six cases.
 

Author(s): Zeng Le-Xiang, Wu Yao-Hao, Li Na, Qiu Rong-Lin, Zhou Jia-Jia, Jiang Wen-Li, Zhang Jie, Deng Xiao-Geng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr;96(17):e6705.

 

To explore effective treatment of large abdominal malignancies in children complicated with abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS).Six children with large abdominal malignancies complicated with ACS were admitted to our department from January 2013 to January 2016, and the changes in ...

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2017

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[Gluteal compartment syndrome developing after nephrectomy and incisional hernia surgery].
 

Author(s): Mustafa Karakaplan, Gökay Görmeli, Mehmet Fatih Korkmaz, Emre Ergen

Journal: Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi. 2017 Apr;28(1):50-4.

 

Gluteal compartment syndrome is a rather rare syndrome often leading to severe sequelae, sepsis, renal failure, and even death due to delayed diagnosis. Establishing early diagnosis is essential to prevent complications associated with ischemia. In this article, we report a 56-year-old ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017

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The terms "Compartment Syndrome" returned 59 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance imaging performance of acute segmental single compartment syndrome following an Achilles tendon repair: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Li-Feng Jiang, Hang Li, Zeng-Feng Xin, Li-Dong Wu

Journal: Chin. J. Traumatol.. 2016 Oct;19(5):290-294.

 

Acute compartment syndrome of the lower extremity is a serious postinjury complication that requires emergency treatment. Early diagnosis is of paramount importance for a good outcome. Four muscle compartments in the calf (anterior, lateral, deep posterior, and superficial posterior) ...

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2016

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Acute compartment syndrome as the initial manifestation of chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Yoshikazu Nagase, Shuji Ueda, Hitomi Matsunaga, Aya Yoshioka, Yoshiyuki Okada, Tomohisa Machida, Keiichi Nakata, Fuka Mima, Risato Takeda, Daisuke Hayashi, Sadaharu Iio, Kohei Okita, Hiroyuki Narahara, Yuichi Yasunaga, Yoshiaki Inui, Sumio Kawata

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Acute compartment syndrome is an orthopedic emergency requiring urgent fasciotomy to prevent irreversible damage. In hematological malignancies, acute compartment syndrome caused by severe soft tissue bleeding is extremely rare. We present a patient with chronic-phase chronic myeloid ...

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2016

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Deep peroneal nerve palsy with isolated lateral compartment syndrome secondary to peroneus longus tear: a report of two cases and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Kunihiko Hiramatsu, Yasukazu Yonetani, Kazutaka Kinugasa, Norimasa Nakamura, Koji Yamamoto, Hideki Yoshikawa, Masayuki Hamada

Journal: J Orthop Traumatol. 2016 Jun;17(2):181-5.

 

Drop foot is typically caused by neurologic disease such as lumbar disc herniation, but we report two rare cases of deep peroneal nerve palsy with isolated lateral compartment syndrome secondary to peroneus longus tears. Both patients developed mild pain in the lower legs while playing ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm : Validation of a Predictive Test
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 4 Aug 2016

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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome : Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of CT Findings - a Prospective Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Intra-Abdominal Hypertension; Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2016

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Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Patients Undergoing Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery in the Trendelenburg Position
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Nontraumatic Compartment Syndrome of Leg

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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