Monitoring of intramuscular pressure

Surgery. 1976 Jun;79(6):702-9.


Increased pressure within an osteofascial compartment may produce a compartmental syndrome, one of the principal causes of local circulatory compromise in traumatized extremities. In certain instances, monitoring of intracompartmental pressure may be a valuable adjunct in the clinical evaluation of patients at risk for this syndrome.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome / physiopathology*
  • Catheterization
  • Humans
  • Manometry* / instrumentation
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Muscles / physiopathology*
  • Pressure
  • Rabbits
  • Transducers