fascial compartment


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fascial compartment

a part of the body that is walled off by fascial membranes, usually containing a muscle or group of muscles or an organ, just as the heart is contained by the mediastinum. Compare fascial cleft, fascial membrane lamination.
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Compartment syndrome occurs due to increased pressure within a fascial compartment.
The anterolateral tibial compartment is the commonest site due to superficial and tight fascial compartment [5].
At exploratory laparotomy, purulent fluid was found in the anterior fascial compartment, with gross pus in the abdomen.
Compartment syndrome develops when swelling occurs within a fascial compartment (groupings of muscles, nerves and blood vessels in the arms and legs).
The incidence of clinical compartment syndrome in snakebites is low (9% in the selected patient population with RPS), probably as most snake fangs penetrate the subcutaneous tissue rather than the muscle fascial compartment.
Studies have suggested that a delta pressure of less than 30mmHg is an indication for an urgent decompression of the fascial compartment (Matsen & Clawson 1975, McQueen & Court-Brown 1996b).
The muscular adaptations to chronic running exercise leading to local hypertrophy, reduce the compliance of the available volume within the fascial compartment (Hutchinson and Ireland, 1994; Tzortziou et al.
Specifically, the visceral space is a fascial compartment that extends from the neck, through the mediastinum, and eventually to the retroperitoneum, forming an anatomic connection between all three areas.
Additionally, it has been shown that the tibialis posterior muscle is contained within its own fascial compartment and may be considered the "fifth" compartment of the lower leg.
The reason is anatomical spread through the retroperitoneal fascial compartment, which extends through the posterior mediastinum to the neck.
The anatomical basis for this is likely the association of the axillary artery and cords of the brachial plexus in a common fascial sheath, the medial brachial fascial compartment (9).
Envenomed muscle within such tight fascial compartments results in ischaemia.