Management of forearm compartment syndrome

Hand Clin. 2007 May;23(2):245-54, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2007.02.002.


Compartment syndrome of the forearm is a serious medical problem, and it is commonly associated with high-energy injuries to the upper extremity. Timely recognition and treatment are critical to ensuring a good outcome and avoiding permanent functional loss. The diagnosis is primarily based on clinical suspicion. Surgical intervention with fasciotomy is the mainstay of treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Compartment Syndromes / classification
  • Compartment Syndromes / diagnosis
  • Compartment Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Compartment Syndromes / surgery*
  • Fasciotomy
  • Forearm / anatomy & histology
  • Forearm / physiopathology*
  • Forearm / surgery*
  • Humans