compartment syndrome

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com·part·ment syn·drome

a condition in which increased pressure in a confined anatomic space adversely affects the circulation and threatens the function and viability of the structures therein.
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compartment syndrome

(kəm-pärt′mənt)
n.
A condition characterized by increased pressure within a confined space, such as a muscle compartment, resulting in reduced blood flow, pain, and, if untreated, necrosis and functional impairment.
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A symptom complex caused by ischaemia, trauma—fractures, inflammation—or infection of a closed anatomic space, resulting in compression of nerves, blood vessels, or tendons that traverse the space
Management Early therapy—fasciotomy is crucial as end-stage disease requires major reconstructive surgery to salvage function
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compartment syndrome

Compressive syndrome Orthopedics A symptom complex caused by ischemia, trauma–fractures, inflammation or infection of a closed anatomic space, resulting in compression of nerves, blood vessels, or tendons that traverse the space Clinical Numbness, paresthesias, pain or loss of movement of an extremity Management Early therapy–fasciotomy is crucial as end-stage disease requires major reconstructive surgery to salvage function. See Carpal tunnel syndrome, Tarsal tunnel syndrome.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

com·part·ment syn·drome

(kŏm-pahrt'mĕnt sin'drōm)
Condition in which increased intramuscular pressure in a confined anatomic space, brought on by overactivity or trauma, impedes blood flow and function of tissues within that space.
Synonym(s): compression syndrome (2) .
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compartment syndrome

The effects of tissue swelling within a compartment of the body, usually the forearm or the lower leg. There is compression of the blood vessels and resulting muscle atrophy. Operation to open up the tissue planes and relieve the pressure may be urgently needed.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Compartment syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a condition in which a muscle swells but is constricted by the connective tissue around it, which cuts off blood supply to the muscle.
Mentioned in: Fractures
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com·part·ment syn·drome

(kŏm-pahrt'mĕnt sin'drōm)
Condition in which increased pressure in a confined anatomic space adversely affects circulation and threatens function and viability of structures therein.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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(30,32-34) It is postulated that the surgical failures in patients with deep posterior compartment syndrome may be due to inadequate release of the tibialis posterior muscle or suboptimal postoperative mobilization that leads to hematoma and scar formation in the deep posterior compartment.

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