anterior tibial compartment syndrome

an·te·ri·or tib·i·al com·part·ment syn·drome

ischemia of the muscles of the anterior tibial compartment of the leg, presumably caused by transient compression of arterial blood flow from muscle swelling within a closed fascial compartment, following strenuous physical activity.

an·te·ri·or tib·i·al com·part·ment syn·drome

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr tib'ē-ăl kŏm-pahrt'mĕnt sin'drōm)
Ischemic necrosis of the muscles of the anterior tibial compartment of the leg, presumed due to compression of arteries by swollen muscles following unaccustomed exertion.
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1983) Intramuscular pressure, muscle blood flow, and skeletal muscle metabolism in chronic anterior tibial compartment syndrome.
Qvarfordt P, Christenson JT, Eklof B, et al: Intramuscular pressure, muscle blood flow, and skeletal muscle metabolism in chronic anterior tibial compartment syndrome.

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