[Compartment syndrome of the foot].

Abstract

Compartment syndrome of the foot is a rare but nevertheless a very important limb-threatening condition which is generally caused by traumatic injuries. Diagnosis is made by recognising the common signs and symptoms: pain out of proportion, pain with passive stretch of the compartment, paraesthesias, and in worst case, paresis and missing pulse. Elevated pressure in one or several of the nine compartments in the foot confirms the diagnosis. When suspecting compartment syndrome acute fasciotomi is essential in order to prevent devastating complications such as nerve dysfunctions and foot deformities.

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@article{Willendrup2015CompartmentSO, title={[Compartment syndrome of the foot].}, author={Fatin Salim Willendrup and Jakob Klit and Mostafa Benyahia}, journal={Ugeskrift for laeger}, year={2015}, volume={177 2A}, pages={70-1} }