Compartment Syndrome: Episode 67

Share this

Compartment Syndrome: Episode 67

  • In this episode: The signs symptoms and causes of compartment syndrome are discussed. Mostly discussing acute compartment syndrome.

  • Chip Review: Miss Vickies – Jalapeno (Thank you Susan Jerman) –  (12:21)

  • Trivia question of the week: What is the longest muscle in the body? (10:39)

  • Follow us on Instagram: 2pts_n_a_bagofchips and/or Twitter @2PTsNaBagOChips to see photos, video and get additional episode specific information throughout the week.

  • Thanks for listening!!

To Subscribe, Review and Download select your preferred hyperlink below

Apple Podcasts:

Google Play:

Youtube: 

Stitcher: 

Podbean: 

Brief excerpt from the episode:

Compartment syndrome. Is not a good thing and thankfully not to common. There are a few kinds, acute, which we are discussing today. There is also exertional and insidious onset.
Acute compartment syndrome is the most common and the one we see the most. That is a result of trauma cause increased pressure within a compartment. This prevents typical blood flood and as a result oxygen is not able to reach the tissue. Muscle and nerve are the most immediately affected.
Most of the time this is caused by an athletic “crush” injury. You get hit, take a fall or some other large force is excreted on your body. This results in an increase in blood and lymphatic flow, which then increased the pressure within a compartment.
There are many compartments within the human body. The ones most commonly affected are in the shin and forearm. Compartment syndrome will also occur in the glutes, thigh and foot. It is possible that it can occur in any compartment of the body but these are the most common.
Signs of compartment syndrome are pain beyond what you would expect, a firm or “wood-like” feel of the skin as well as numbness and weakness. When numbness begins to occur this highly concerning and one should head immediately to the hospital.

Other episodes you might enjoy:

Return to Sport Principles: Episode 60
Nutrition for Recovery with Amanda Turner: Episode 44
Ice or Heat?: Episode 23
 

Related News

Biceps Tendonitis: Episode 24
December 31, 2018

Biceps Tendonitis: Episode 24 One of the most common complaints around the shoulder is Biceps Tendonitis. This pain presents in the front of the shoulder and responds well to...

Piriformis Syndrome: Episode 127
December 21, 2020

Piriformis Syndrome Piriformis syndrome is a common diagnosis for pain in the buttock. It is often attributed to issues related to the sciatic nerve but that’s not really the...

Meniscus Injury: Episode 39
April 15, 2019

Meniscus Injury: Episode 39 In this episode: Meniscus injury. Tears, non tears and types of tears are discussed as well as common signs and treatment options. Chip Review: Osem...

Others about Rebound

Menu Title