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Case Report
Volume 3, Issue 2 (May Issue)

Role of Intracompartment Testing in Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: An Uncommon Presentation of a Common Syndrome

Emmanuel Cuevas*

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Seattle, Washington, USA

*Corresponding author: Emmanuel Cuevas, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Seattle, Washington, USA. E-mail: cuevasemg@gmail.com

Received: February 02, 2024; Accepted: February 27, 2024; Published: March 15, 2024

Citation: Cuevas E. Role of Intracompartment Testing in Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: An Uncommon Presentation of a Common Syndrome. Case Rep Orthop Surg J. 2024; 3(2): 125.

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Abstract

A classic clinical presentation for chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS)in an active military service member with exertional pain in the lower legs after increased physical activity but with paradoxical or equivocal intracompartment pressure (ICP) testing. Patient’s symptoms were improved with empiric standard of care treatment for chronic exertional compartment syndrome. This brings to attention, the validity of the CECS gold standard modified Pedowitz diagnostic criteria and how it is tested.

Keywords: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome; Pedowitz criteria, Intracompartmental testing; Lower extremity