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Compartment Syndromes

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Description: Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics compartment syndrome is elevation of interstitial pressure in closed fascial compartment that results in microvascular compromise; - as duration & magnitude of interstitial pressure increase, myoneural function is impaired & necrosis of soft tissues eventually develops;

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: CR Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Fri Nov 02 2007