Case report: successful treatment of acute exertional paraspinal compartment syndrome with hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Iowa Orthop J. 2010:30:188-90.


An NCAA football player developed an acute paraspinal compartment syndrome after a weight-lifting strain. The patient presented with myonecrosis (CK up to 77,400 U/L), and myoglobinuria. Treatment consisted of forced diuresis and six sessions in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Compartment Syndromes / blood
  • Compartment Syndromes / complications
  • Compartment Syndromes / therapy*
  • Creatine Kinase / blood
  • Diuresis
  • Humans
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation*
  • Low Back Pain / etiology
  • Male
  • Myoglobinuria / etiology
  • Physical Exertion*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult


  • Creatine Kinase