Etiology, Diagnosis and Management of Acute Compartment Syndrome: A Simple Review

Yazeed Ali S. Albalawi, Reema Ibrahim A. Albaltan, Turki Abdullah A. Alzahrani, Ahad Mohammed Almutairi, Meshael Alawi Almatari, Yasser Sultan M. Almuthhin, Zahraa Abbas A. Kassarah, Wejdan Mohammed K. Alhujayri, Habib Yousef Aldabbab, Turki Abdullah A. Alahmadi
2021 Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International  
The study aimed to summarize the updated evidence regards, Etiology, Diagnosis and Management of Acute compartment syndrome. Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a condition in which pressure builds up inside a closed osteofascial compartment, impairing local circulation. Early diagnosis and treatment are credited with the best outcomes following Acute Compartment Syndrome. The severity of compartment syndrome varies from mild to severe. Fasciotomies should be performed very soon if the patient
more » ... ave acute compartment syndrome. The treatment of late compartment syndrome (delayed or missing diagnosis) is more problematic. Long duration of acute compartment syndrome without treatment can cause irreversible damage that's why early intervention is a must, non-operative measurement is preferred if possible, to prevent any surgical complications, however if surgery is needed it must be performed with Two-incision fasciotomy being the most used method.
doi:10.9734/jpri/2021/v33i42b32435 fatcat:po6q5icuj5cbljj7fu6uvwh54q