Lateral elbow pain caused by anconeus compartment syndrome. A case report

Acta Orthop Scand. 1987 Oct;58(5):589-91. doi: 10.3109/17453678709146407.


A carpenter presented with lateral elbow pain and bulging tenderness and impaired function of the anconeus muscle. Computed tomography showed enlargement of the muscle. The intracompartmental pressure was increased at rest, during and after exercise, and had a prolonged recovery time. The patient recovered immediately after fasciotomy of the anconeus muscle, and 6 months later he was still free from pain and intracompartmental pressures were normal.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Compartment Syndromes / diagnostic imaging
  • Compartment Syndromes / physiopathology*
  • Compartment Syndromes / surgery
  • Elbow*
  • Fasciotomy
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / etiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / physiopathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed