Chronic compartment syndrome: diagnosis, management, and outcomes.

  title={Chronic compartment syndrome: diagnosis, management, and outcomes.},
  author={Don E. Detmer and Ken Sharpe and Robert L. Sufit and F M Girdley},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={13 3},
A consecutive operative series of 100 patients with chronic compartment syndrome involving 233 compartments is reported. Seven of every eight were athletes, and runners predominated. Exercise-induced symptoms of consistently recurring tightness, aching (in some, sharp pains) in anatomically defined compartments were pathognomonic. Mean months of symptoms prior to operation was 22; median age was 26 years. Bilaterality occurred in 82. The distribution of compartments was: anterior, 39%; lateral… CONTINUE READING
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