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Compartment Syndrome

Alternate Names : Volkmann's Ischemic Contracture

Compartment Syndrome | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

The person will usually complain of increasingly severe, constant pain in the affected muscles. Often the degree of pain seems more than expected for the severity of the injury. Other symptoms of compartment syndrome include:

  • decreased pulses below the affected area
  • difficulty making the muscle move
  • intense pain with stretching of the muscle
  • numbness in the skin
  • pale skin
  • swelling and tenderness of the muscle
  • Intermittent compartment syndrome can occur. A runner with this condition may complain of tightness and aching in the calf muscles. The person may run a relatively short distance and need to stop due to discomfort. The tightness gradually goes away after the person stops running.

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    Compartment Syndrome: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: John A.K. Davies, MD
    Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
    Date Reviewed: 07/03/01

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