slit-catheter technique

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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)
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Using wick catheter technique Mubarak (1976) found the resting pressure to be 4+4mmHg and Gershuni.
Akeson, San Diego: The wick catheter technique for measurement of intramuscular pressure, JBJS 58A, 1976.
The wick catheter technique was the method of choice for measuring intracompartmental pressure values.
The wick catheter technique (Barnes, 1997) was the method of choice for all testing procedures.