Lower extremity compartment pressure testing

Compartment syndrome is when pressure in the muscles builds up too high, due to swelling or bleeding into a muscle. It can be caused by an injury or by exercise. Testing is necessary to see if compartment syndrome is the reason for the pain, so it can be treated.

Compartment syndrome usually happens along the shin but can be found in other parts of the leg and other parts of the body.

Compartment syndrome can be acute or chronic. Acute compartment syndrome is a medical emergency and is caused by an injury, such as a broken bone or other injuries caused by trauma such as bad falls or car accidents. Chronic compartment syndrome is caused by exercise, especially exercise with repetitive motion like running, swimming or biking.

Physicians who perform lower extremity compartment pressure testing

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