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A practical approach to compartmental syndromes. Part II. Diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6546089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The earliest manifestation of a compartment syndrome is elevated intracompartmental pressure. Over a relatively short period of time this increased pressure and ischemia can cause permanent injury to the contents of the compartment if left untreated. To achieve early diagnosis and treatment of a compartment syndrome, recognition of the clinical findings and measurement of intracompartmental pressure must be expeditious.
S J Mubarak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Instructional course lectures     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0065-6895     ISO Abbreviation:  Instr Course Lect     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-08-21     Completed Date:  1986-08-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507149     Medline TA:  Instr Course Lect     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Compartment Syndromes / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Creatine Kinase / blood
Diagnosis, Differential
Leg* / blood supply,  innervation
Muscles / physiopathology
Nerve Compression Syndromes / diagnosis
Neural Conduction
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Kinase

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