slit-catheter technique

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)