Correlation Between Muscle Oxygenation and Compartment Pressures in Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Leg
- The diagnosis of acute lower limb compartment syndrome: Applications of near infrared spectroscopy. Barker, Tom; Midwinter, Mark; Porter, Keith // Trauma;04/01/2011, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p125
Acute compartment syndrome of the lower limb is a significant problem in surgical practice, the successful management of which depends upon swift diagnosis and intervention.Conventionally, diagnosis has been based upon clinical assessment; however, this can be unreliable and the potential for...
- Intramuscular and Blood Pressures in Legs Positioned in the Hemilithotomy Position. Meyer, R. Scott; White, Klane K.; Smith, Jeffrey M.; Groppo, Eli R.; Hargens, Alan R.; Mubarak, Scott J. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2002, Vol. 84-A Issue 10, p1829
Conclusions: The combination of increased intramuscular pressure due to external compression from the calf support and decreased perfusion pressure due to the elevated position causes a significant decrease in the difference between the diastolic blood pressure and the intramuscular pressure...
- Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Detect Sustained Hyperaemia Following Lower Extremity Trauma. Reisman, William M.; Shuler, Michael S.; Roskosky, Mellisa; Kinsey, Tracy L.; Freedman, Brett A. // Military Medicine;Feb2016, Vol. 181 Issue 2, p111
Introduction:Patients who sustain lower extremity trauma are at highest risk for acute compartment syndrome (ACS) during the first 48 hours after surgical stabilization. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) may be a useful monitoring tool for ACS during this period; however, expected...
- NIR Compared with Traditional Techniques to Diagnose Compartment Syndrome. // Spectroscopy;Apr2011, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p14
The article reports on the use of near-infrared spectrometry in the diagnosis of compartment syndrome by orthopedic surgeons from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Brown University and the Rhode Island Hospital.
- Elevated Anterior Compartment Pressure in the Leg After Creatine Supplementation: A Controlled Case Report. Portteiger, Jeffrey A.; Randall, Jeffrey C.; Schroeder, Cynthia; Magee, Lawrence M.; Hulver, Matthew W. // Journal of Athletic Training (National Athletic Trainers' Associ;Jan-Mar2001, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p85
Presents a case study which examined the anterior compartment pressures of the lower leg in a male subject after creatine supplementation. Diagnosis; Treatment; Clinical course; Discussion of the case.
- The Effect of Kneeling During Spine Surgery on Leg Intramuscular Pressure. Leek, Bryan T.; Meyer, R. Scott; Wiemann, John M.; Cutuk, Adnan; Macias, Brandon R.; Hargens, Alan R. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Sep2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 9, p1941
Background: Acute compartment syndrome has been an underreported complication during spine surgery with the patient positioned on the so-called 90/90 kneeling frame (with 900 of both hip and knee flexion), presumably because of elevated intramuscular pressures in the dependent leg compartments....
- Exertional compartment syndrome of the leg. Edwards, Peter; Myerson, Mark S. // Physician & Sportsmedicine;Apr96, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p31
Presents information on exertional compartment syndrome (ECS) of the leg. Characteristics of ECS; Description of the anatomy of the leg; Functions of osseofascial compartments in the leg; Effects of acute ECS; How ECS can be treated; Key tools for diagnosing ECS; How to confirm the diagnosis of...
- Chronic exertional compartment syndrome in lowerleg. Turmo, Antonio // Muscles, Ligaments & Tendons Journal (MLTJ);Supplement, Vol. 2 Issue 4S, p41
The article presents a study which examines the diagnosis of chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) in the lower leg. It is inferred that CECS is the leading cause of leg pain among athletes. The delay in the diagnosis of CECS and the onset of symptoms of the medical condition is emphasized.
- Dynamic Wound Closure for Decompressive Leg Fasciotomy Wounds. Singh, Niten; Bluman, Eric; Starnes, Benjamin; Andersen, Charles // American Surgeon;Mar2008, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p217
Decompressive fasciotomy for preservation of lower extremity function and salvage is an essential technique in trauma. The wounds that result from the standard two incision four-compartment leg fasciotomy are often accompanied by a wide soft tissue opening that in the face of true compartment...