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Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

June 22, 2022

Mavor first described chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) in 1956 in which there was increased pressure within a specific muscle compartment of the leg, which causes pressure on vessels and nerves causing the symptoms. Abstract Increased tissue pressure within a fascial compartment may be the result of any increase in volume within its contents or

Diagnosing Compartment Syndrome 

August 7, 2020

If the diagnosis is in question, it is imperative to obtain clinical compartment pressures. Prompt emergency department diagnosis by measuring compartment pressures, using a  STIC pressure monitor, is essential to minimizing patient morbidity and disability in this life-threatening condition. Abstract Compartment syndrome can develop in numerous compartments throughout the body, although it is commonly found in compartments within the arms and legs. Generally, fractures are the cause of

Diagnosing Acute Compartment Syndrome – Where Have We Got To?

March 20, 2020

The most common threshold used by clinicians when assessing compartment pressures remains the delta pressure. The delta pressure is the result of the diastolic blood pressure minus the intra-compartmental pressure found when measuring the pressure with a [STIC Intra-Compartmental] pressure monitor. Abstract A significant amount of work has been put into developing modalities of diagnosing

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