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 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.
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.
An understanding of anatomic fascial compartments explains how bowel perforations can result in such a profound imaging appearance as massive retroperitoneal air, pneumomediastinum, and subcutaneous emphysema.
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.
10) A normal fascial compartment can accommodate increased muscular volume during strenuous exercise, however, in CECS, a relatively noncompliant compartment leads to abnormally elevated tissue pressures.
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).
Medial brachial fascial compartment syndrome: anatomic basis of neuropathy after transaxillary arteriography.
With regard to the musculoskeletal system and the word "fascia," the medical community may be more familiar with terms such as the plantar fascia, tensor fascia lata, and the deep fascial compartments of the lower limb.