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Ankle and knee position as a factor modifying intracompartmental pressure in the human leg.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6501337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of position of the knee and ankle on intracompartmental pressures in the leg. Slit catheters were introduced bilaterally into all four muscle compartments of the lower extremities of six healthy volunteers. Intracompartmental pressures were monitored with the catheters while the ankle joint was passively held in full dorsiflexion, full plantar flexion, or neutral with the knee flexed 90 or 10 degrees or fully extended. Statistical analysis revealed that intracompartmental pressure increased significantly in all four compartments when the ankle was passively dorsiflexed. Pressure in the superficial posterior and lateral compartments was dependent on knee position and in the deep posterior and anterior compartments it was independent of knee position. In addition, pressure in the deep posterior compartment decreased significantly when the ankle was placed in full plantar flexion, and that finding was independent of knee position. Anterior compartment pressure was not significantly elevated by full passive plantar flexion of the ankle.
D H Gershuni; N C Yaru; A R Hargens; R L Lieber; R C O'Hara; W H Akeson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0021-9355     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-23     Completed Date:  1985-01-23     Revised Date:  2010-10-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014030     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1415-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Ankle Joint / physiology*
Anterior Compartment Syndrome / physiopathology,  prevention & control
Knee Joint / physiology*
Muscles / physiology*
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