Compartment syndrome involves increased pressure in a muscle compartment, which is the space between muscles. Swelling that leads to compartment syndrome is most often caused by:
It most commonly affects:
Symptoms vary and can include:
If not treated, it is a serious condition that can lead to:
Advanced wound healing treatments for compartment syndrome, which can often prevent amputation, include:
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