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Current concepts in pathophysiology and diagnosis of compartment syndromes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2696754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A compartment syndrome is a neurovascular compromise resulting from an increased local tissue pressure. Compartment syndromes can have many etiologies and may arise in any area of the body that has little or no capacity for tissue expansion. The sequelae are severe in the absence of immediate diagnosis and treatment. The diagnosis is usually a clinical one but compartment pressure measurements are often helpful. Many methods of treatment have been investigated, but definitive treatment consists of immediate removal of the constricting force, most often accomplished with surgical fasciotomy.
R E Moore; R J Friedman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:    1989 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-12     Completed Date:  1990-04-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  657-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425.
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MeSH Terms
Compartment Syndromes / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  therapy

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