Compartment Syndrome

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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome also will usually affect those individuals who are in sports or tend to be in daily physical activity, no matter the age. The disease will usually come about when these individuals would injure their muscles or overuse them.

Compartment Sydrome

Compartment Syndrome is a disease in which the compartment of a muscle has increased pressure, and cuts off blood flow to that particular muscle(Chronic External Compartment Syndrome, 2013).

This disease tends to affect the extremities, but can affect any area of the body with muscle compartments susceptible to increased pressure and stress(Compartment Syndrome, 2014).

Epidemiology

Treatment

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Symptoms

ReferencesAcute Compartment Syndrome . (n.d.). Retrieved February 12, 2015, from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/307668-overviewChronic exertional compartment syndrome. (n.d.). Retrieved February 13, 2015, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome/basics/symptoms/con-20026471Compartment Syndrome Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - What is the treatment for compartment syndrome? - MedicineNet. (n.d.). Retrieved February 13, 2015, from http://www.medicinenet.com/compartment_syndrome/page5.htmAPA formatting by BibMe.org.

The only treatment for compartment syndrome is faciotomy otherwise known as surgery. A incision is made and the affected muscle is filleted to relieve pressure. The open wound is then sewed up and left to heal(Acute Compartment Syndrome, 2013).

This disease has no hereditary links, and is only caused by physical activity.

Interesting Facts1. There are two types of Compartment Syndrome. They are known as Acute Compartment Syndrome and Chronic Compartment Syndrome.2. When opening the affected muscle, a filleting type motion is used to cut the muscle, similiar to filleting fish.

This particular disease is also not contagious and can only come about through increased pressure in the compartment of a muscle.

The prognosis for the disease can vary. Depending on at what stage you get the surgery one may either lose their arm or completely recover(Compartment Syndrome, 2014)


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