Compartmental syndromes

Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1978 Dec;147(6):943-9.

Abstract

Because the compartmental syndrome occurs under such a wide variety of circumstances and because early diagnosis is vital, it is essential that all physicians be familiar with this condition. Results of relatively simple clinical tests permit the diagnosis in most instances. Ancillary diagnostic techniques may prove helpful in questionable instances. Prompt, complete decompression of the affected compartments can preserve function and minimize complications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome / physiopathology
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome / surgery
  • Extremities / surgery
  • Fasciotomy
  • Humans
  • Ischemia / diagnosis*
  • Ischemia / physiopathology
  • Ischemia / surgery
  • Muscles / blood supply
  • Muscular Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Muscular Diseases / physiopathology
  • Muscular Diseases / surgery
  • Pressure / adverse effects
  • Rabbits
  • Terminology as Topic*
  • Venous Pressure