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Acute compartment syndrome of the forearm!
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Acute compartment syndrome of the forearm!

This photo shows a patient with acute compartment syndrome, in which the fasciotomy was performed to relieve the pressure inside the arm. Compartment syndrome is a painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels. This pressure can decrease blood flow, which prevents nourishment and oxygen from reaching nerve and muscle cells. Compartment syndrome can be either acute or chronic. Acute compartment syndrome is a medical emergency. It is usually caused by a severe injury. Without treatment, it can lead to permanent muscle damage. The surgeon will make an incision and cut open the skin and fascia covering the affected compartment. This procedure is called a fasciotomy. Sometimes, the swelling can be severe enough that the skin incision cannot be closed immediately. The incision is surgically repaired when swelling subsides. Sometimes a skin graft is used.

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over 2 years ago

I had this compilation in recovery from surgery left lower limb last year, was left open till swell started to reduce 9 operations to stitch both sides of leg back up have extensive scaring it’s been a year and it’s still healing, I have photos also and a hematoma developed at the surgical incision left groin so had a Thrombectomy and 11 staples there.

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over 2 years ago

How did it take to recover completely! And what is the post op management for such conditions

over 2 years ago

How pressure builds up ?

over 2 years ago

as u can see there is dissaster so the manegment is clear he will stay and relook at 48 to 72 hrs debridement of nonviable tissue

over 2 years ago

What was his history? Why he developed compartment syndrome?

over 2 years ago

I hope you're doing better now!

over 2 years ago

In arthritic hands and arms some surgeries are needed