Foot compartment syndrome

Orthop Clin North Am. 2001 Jan;32(1):103-11. doi: 10.1016/s0030-5898(05)70197-8.


FCS is a recognized clinical entity that has few consistent clinical signs except tense swelling. A high degree of clinical suspicion is necessary to provide appropriate treatment. Invasive direct pressure monitoring is needed to diagnose FCS. High-energy injuries are known to cause FCS, but individual risk factors, such as prolonged venous occlusion and blood dyscrasias, are causative factors.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Calcaneus / blood supply
  • Compartment Syndromes* / diagnosis
  • Compartment Syndromes* / physiopathology
  • Compartment Syndromes* / surgery
  • Foot* / pathology
  • Humans