Acute and Chronic Compartment Syndromes: Know When to Act Fast
Compartment syndrome is a fairly common condition noted in patients with fractures or crush injuries to the extremities (acute compartment syndrome) and in athletes (chronic compartment syndrome). Compartments bound by fascia are found in the extremities, buttocks, and abdomen; conditions that cause intracompartmental swelling and hypertension can lead to ischemia and limb loss. This article reviews diagnosis of the problem, monitoring of compartment pressure, and appropriate treatment.
McLaughlin, Nancy; Heard, Hank; and Kelham, Steven, "Acute and Chronic Compartment Syndromes: Know When to Act Fast" (2014). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 241.