slit-catheter technique

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slit-catheter technique

assessment of intramuscular pressure in cases with compartment syndrome; compartment pressures are recorded at rest (resting pressure), during exercise (exercise pressure) and postexercise, via a fine catheter; normally compartment pressures will return to pre-exercise levels within 5 minute of ceasing exercise; compartment syndrome is confirmed by resting pressure >15mmHg, 1-minute postexercise pressure >30mmHg, and 5-minutes postexercise pressure >20mmHg (see solid-state transducer intracompartmental catheter)
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6) Snakebites usually cause subcutaneous oedema without raised compartment pressures.
Measurement of compartment pressures was repeated six months after surgery, showing pathological values at rest and after effort in both deep posterior compartments (Table 1).
In the right lower extremity, abnormal compartment pressure (26 mmHg) was observed at rest in the superficial posterior compartment, and in the anterolateral compartment (30 mmHg).
Tight splints and casts can increase the compartment pressures by limiting the capacity of the limb to expand and swell.
Compartment pressures were measured, and showed elevated pressures in the dorsal forearm compartment of 70 mmHg, with a volar forearm compartment pressure of 14 mmHg.
In view of the normal volar compartment pressure measured prior to surgery as well as MRI evidence of swelling only confined to the dorsal compartment, we decided not to decompress the volar compartment and mobile wad, and avoid the morbidity of a separate incision.
The abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) results when rising intra-abdominal compartment pressures compromise venous return and cause hypotension refractory to volume resuscitation, ventilatory embarrassment and intra-abdominal organ ischaemia (2,3).
Any abnormalities noted on pulse exam or concern for tissue ischemia would have led to further investigation, to include measurement of compartment pressures.
As a secondary diagnostic criterion, compartment pressures were measured with a Stryker 295-2 Quick Pressure Monitor Set (Kalamazoo, Mich).
A Stryker 295-2 Quick Pressure Monitor Set was used to measure the compartment pressures that ranged between 50 and 80 mm Hg in all four compartments of the leg.
The aim of the study was to assess pre, during, and postexercise compartment pressures in the anterior tibial compartment in asymptomatic long distance runners (5000 m) and recreational athletes.
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome represents abnormally increased compartment pressures and pain in the involved extremity secondary to a noncompliant musculofascial compartment.