The Intra-Compartmental Pressure Monitor, also known as the STIC Monitor is considered the gold standard worldwide for diagnosing and managing acute and chronic compartment syndrome
. This condition is associated with severe injuries arising from auto accidents, active sports, workplace occurrences, and battlefield injuries to name a few.
Chronic compartment syndrome
is a relative medical nonemergency and mostly common in athletes with repetitive motions .
Heath, "Chronic compartment syndrome
, an important cause of work-related upper limb disorder," Rheumatology, vol.
Modified criteria for the objective diagnosis of chronic compartment syndrome
of the leg.
The aetiology for chronic compartment syndrome
relates to a limiting non-compliant fascia surrounding an affected muscle compartment.
The subcutaneous technique, used in chronic compartment syndrome
, appears to be insufficient in ACS (21).
Other clinical conditions include chronic compartment syndrome
, tendinitis, muscle distension and/or tear, occlusion of popliteal artery and radiculopathy .
Also rule out chronic compartment syndrome
, which causes a dull achy pain--typically over the anteriolateral lower leg.
The pain and swelling of chronic compartment syndrome
, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, is most often caused by athletic exertion.
(1985) Chronic compartment syndrome
: diagnosis, management and outcomes.
QUEBEC CITY -- Intracompartmental pressure testing is the only way to definitively diagnose chronic compartment syndrome
, but the test is useless without first exercising the affected muscle, said Dr.
When our younger daughter Jessica had surgery for chronic compartment syndrome
, it was a nurse anesthesist who spent time calming both patient and parents.