Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome   Increased pressure in an enclosed osteofascial space that inhibits capillary perfusion necessary for tissue viability Causes: Intracompartmental hemorrhage from fracture, Swelling, Reperfusion injury, or Arteriovenous fistula; Constricting cast or garment; Excessive tension from a surgical fascial closure  Clinical signs (“5 Ps”): Pain out of proportion, Excessive Pain with palpation or passive muscle…

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