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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome: Introduction

Compartment Syndrome: Excessive bleeding or swelling following surgery or injury can result in increased pressure within a section of the arms, legs or buttocks. The increased pressure affects blood flow and can result in tissue death necessitating amputation, nerve damage or muscle damage. The condition can be chronic or acute which is a medical emergency. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Compartment Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Compartment Syndrome

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Compartment Syndrome: Deaths

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Causes of Compartment Syndrome

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Definitions of Compartment Syndrome:

Conditions in which increased pressure within a limited space compromises the circulation and function of tissue within that space. Compartmentation involves mainly the leg but also involved are the forearm, arm, thigh, shoulder, and buttock. Some of the causes of increased pressure are trauma, tight dressings, hemorrhage, and exercise. Sequelae include nerve compression, paralysis, and contracture. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Compartment Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Compartment Syndrome, or a subtype of Compartment Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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