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Compartment Syndrome Of The Foot

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Description: Wheeless Textbook of Orthopaedics compartment syndromes can occur in the foot as in other parts of body; - mechanism of injury is severe local trauma, & assoc skeletal injury may be minimal; - classic symptoms & signs are progressive pain, numbness in toes, and decreased motion, however, these are the same symptoms that one would expect to find w/ concomitant foot fractures and injury; - tense tissue bulging may be the most reliable symptom; - compartmental pressures will be elevated; - note that compartment syndromes of the foot are associated w/ compartment syndromes of the deep posterior compartment;

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Added: Sun May 07 2006
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