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Compartment syndrome is a condition in which swelling and an increase in pressure within a limited space presses and compresses blood vessels, nerves, or tendons that run through the compartment. There are two types of compartment syndrome: acute compartment syndrome, which is treated with surgery (fasciotomy), and chronic compartment syndrome, which is treated with rest and modality to the affected limb. Symptoms of compartment syndrome include:

  • pain,
  • change in sensation,
  • change in color,
  • paralysis,
  • or numbness in the affected limb.

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Terms related to Compartment Syndrome:

  • Acute Compartment Syndrome
  • Chronic Compartment Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Compartment