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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome occurs when the pressure within a compartment increases, restricting the blood flow to the area and potentially damaging the muscles and nearby nerves. It usually occurs in the legs, feet, arms or hands, but can occur wherever there's an enclosed compartment inside the body. Types of compartment syndrome There are 2 main types of compartment syndrome: acute compartment syndrome and chronic (also called exertional) compartment syndrome. Acute compartment syndrome: happens suddenly, usually after a fracture or severe injury is a medical emergency and requires urgent treatment can lead to permanent muscle damage if not treated quickly Chronic compartment syndrome: happens gradually, usually during and immediately after repetitive exercise (such as running or cycling) usually passes within minutes of stopping the activity is not a medical emergency and does not cause permanent damage

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