Compartment syndrome occurs when the pressure within the closed ...
Prior compartment syndrome
Muscle hypertrophy/overtraining of upper extremities
Overly tight bandages/dressings
Snake bite or insect st...
Failure to diagnose or treat compartment syndrome can lead to irreversible damage.
Physical and occupational therapy to maximize limb function
Follow-up with orthopedic surgeon to determine the need for surgical revision (6)[B]
Blakemore LC, Cooperman DR, Thompson GH, et al. Compartment syndrome in ipsilateral humerus and forearm fractures in children. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2000;376:32–38.
Botte MJ, ...
T79.6XXA Traumatic ischemia of muscle, initial encounter
T79.6XXD Traumatic ischemia of muscle, subsequent encounter
T79.6XXS Traumatic ischemia of muscle, sequela
Volkmann ischemic contractures are most common in pediatric upper extremity fractures with associated compartment syndrome.
Early diagnosis and surgical decompression prevents this debi...
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