The 'occult' compartment syndrome

J Trauma. 1989 Jan;29(1):133-4. doi: 10.1097/00005373-198901000-00034.


Two cases of compartment syndromes after tibial fractures are presented in patients who had no sensation in the involved compartments. The absence of any clinical symptoms in these patients emphasizes the need for routine monitoring of intra-compartmental pressure in this select group of patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome / etiology*
  • Compartment Syndromes / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Tibial Fractures / complications*