compartmental syndrome


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compartmental syndrome

 [kum-pahrt-men´tal]
a condition in which increased tissue pressure in a confined anatomical space causes decreased blood flow leading to ischemia and dysfunction of contained myoneural elements, marked by pain, muscle weakness, sensory loss, and palpable tenseness in the involved compartment. Ischemia can lead to necrosis resulting in permanent impairment of function.
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Compartmental syndromes may develop, especially involving the anterior tibial compartment after bites of the feet and ankles, or forearm, in bites of the hand or wrist.
Matsen FA 3rd 1975 Compartmental syndrome. An unified concept Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research 113 8-14
The fact that Tarpinian scored was no surprise, but being able to play her favorite sport is, considering that she was diagnosed this summer with compartmental syndrome, putting her final year of high school soccer in jeopardy.
But after weeks of treatment, first for the fracture, then for compartmental syndrome (where the leg swells up because of pressure) and finally for MRSA, Brett was at an all time low.

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