Acute compartment syndrome: A promising future for its diagnosis and management

Andrew Schmidt

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Abstract

Compartment syndrome remains a diagnosis that is far more easily to exclude than to confirm. As described in this volume, there are a host of new technologies for monitoring tissue perfusion and physiology that may soon provide a reliable means to diagnose compartment syndrome in its early stages, obviating the need for prophylactic fasciotomy. In the not-to-distant future, compartment should become far more simple to diagnose and treat, avoiding the morbidity commonly associated with this entity today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-80
Number of pages2
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • compartment syndrome
  • muscle perfusion
  • near-infrared spectroscopy
  • oximetery
  • tissue ultrafiltration

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