Compartment Syndrome

Acute compartment syndrome:

  • Remains a clinical diagnosis
  • Occurs most often from fractures, especially tibial diaphyseal fractures, though can also occur secondary to a variety of soft tissue injuries
  • Evaluation can be supplemented by compartment pressures; perfusion pressure < 30 mmHg has better diagnostic accuracy than absolute intra-compartment pressure.

 

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