anterior compartment syndrome


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anterior compartment syndrome

A condition that typically arises in the anterior compartment of the lower leg, characterised by cramping, pain and tightness, often with numbness and tingling in the foot.

anterior compartment syndrome

 A condition in which swelling within the anterior compartment of the lower leg jeopardizes the functionality of the muscles, nerves, and arteries that serve the foot
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The incidence of chronic anterior compartment syndrome of the leg was related with spike shoes (A7) (10.0% vs.
Chronic anterior compartment syndrome of the Continuous variables Patients Mean ([+ or -] SD) p Height (cm) Affected 177 (6) .01 Non affected 170 (10) Weight (kg) Affected 64.8 (4.9) .04 Non affected 59.7 (11.0) Km per week Affected 67.0 (11.4) .005 Non affected 46.1 (26.5)
Treatment of chronic exertional anterior compartment syndrome with massage: a pilot study.
Schepsis and associates (34) found similar success with fasciotomies for exertional anterior compartment syndrome, with excellent results in 96% of patients.
In the past, patients with exertional anterior compartment syndrome generally underwent fasciotomies of both the anterior and lateral compartment.
(29.) Blackman PG, Simmons LR, Crossley KM: Treatment of chronic exertional anterior compartment syndrome with massage: a pilot study.
(32.) Fronek J, Mubarak SJ, Hargens AR, et al: Management of chronic exertional anterior compartment syndrome of the lower extremity.
(1997) Intramuscular deoxygenation during exercise in patients who have chronic anterior compartment syndrome of the leg.
(1988) The role of tissue pressure measurement in diagnosing chronic anterior compartment syndrome. American Journal of Sports Medicine 16(2), 143-146.

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