Compartment syndromes.

  title={Compartment syndromes.},
  author={Scott Mcdonald and Philip J Bearcroft},
  journal={Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology},
  volume={14 2},
Compartment syndrome can be defined as increased tissue pressure within a closed myofascial space, resulting in disturbed microcirculation and the potential for irreversible neuromuscular ischemic damage. It may present either acutely or chronically. Acute compartment syndrome most commonly occurs following lower limb trauma, and emergency decompression through open and extensive fasciotomies is the treatment of choice. There is little place for imaging in the acute setting because the… CONTINUE READING


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