Chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the superficial posterior compartment: Soleus syndrome

Indian J Orthop. 2015 Sep-Oct;49(5):573-6. doi: 10.4103/0019-5413.164048.


Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) represents the second most-common cause of exertional leg pain with incidence of 27-33%. CECS of the superficial posterior compartment, or soleus syndrome, is rare and has only been discussed briefly in the literature. We discuss the management of two patients with bilateral soleus syndrome or CECS of the superficial posterior compartment.

Keywords: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome; Compartment syndromes; shin splints; soleus muscle; soleus syndrome; surgical technique.