deep posterior compartment

deep posterior compartment

muscular compartment of the lower leg deep to, and separated by fascial tissue from, the superficial muscle compartment, and overlying posterior aspect of interosseous septum between tibia and fibular (see syndrome, compartment) and Figure 1
Figure 1: Compartments of the right lower leg. This article was published in Neale's Disorders of the Foot, Lorimer, French, O'Donnell, Burrow, Wall, Copyright Elsevier, (2006).
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Deep posterior compartment pressure was normal at rest, reaching 20 mmHg after exercise (Table 1).
A repeat fasciectomy of deep posterior compartment was performed, extended to muscle fascia (epimysium) and tibialis posterior muscle.
In the deep posterior compartment lie the flexor digitorum longus, flexor hallicus longus, and proximally, the popliteus.
10,17) The anterior compartment is involved in 40% to 60% of patients, the deep posterior compartment in 32% to 60%, the lateral compartment in 12% to 35%, and the superficial posterior compartment in 2% to 20%.
The deep posterior compartment can be tested through a medial approach by placing the needle directly posterior to the tibia.
Care must be taken to identify and release the separate compartment of the tibialis posterior muscle when decompressing the deep posterior compartment.
This is especially true in patients who undergo decompression of the deep posterior compartment.
In general, studies of outcomes after surgical treatment of CECS have shown that patients fare better after anterior and lateral compartment fasciotomies than patients who undergo deep posterior compartment release.