Compartment syndrome of the foot is a rare but nevertheless a very important limb-threatening condition which is generally caused by traumatic injuries. Diagnose is made by recognizing the common signs and symptoms: pain out of proportion, pain with passive stretch of the compartment, paresthesias, and in worst case, paresis and missing pulse. Elevated pressure in one or several of the nine compartments in the foot confirms the diagnosis. When the diagnosis is suspected, acute fasciotomi is essential in order to prevent devastating complications such as nerve dysfunctions and foot deformities.
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 26 jan. 2015|