Compartment Syndrome

About- Compartment syndrome is a serious and painful condition that occurs when too much pressure is built up within and between muscles and caused by bleeding or swelling within an enclosed bundle of muscles.

Symptoms-
 A Bulge in the affected muscle
 Numbness or paralysis
 Problem moving the foot, arm, or affected area
 Severe pain, especially when the muscle is stretched  
 Tightness in the muscle
 Tingling or burning sensation
 
Causes-

Compartment syndrome is caused by bleeding or swelling within an enclosed bundle of muscles. Possible reasons are
 A severely bruised muscle
 A blood clot in a blood vessel in an arm or leg
 Burns
 Extremely vigorous exercise
 Fractures
 Heavy drinking or drug use
 Overly tight bandaging or casting
 Prolonged limb compression 
 Severe trauma or injuries
 Steroid use
 Surgery to blood vessels of an arm or leg

Specialists to Visit -
 Emergency Medicine Doctor

 Orthopaedic Surgeon
 Trauma Surgeon

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References-
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https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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