Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Leg

The muscles and neurovascular structures of limbs are separated into closed noncompliant osteofascial compartments by tough unyielding fascia that limit the ability for volume expansion. Blood supply to the structures within the compartment depends on the difference between the arterial and venous pressure (pressure gradient) and the local vascular resistance. Any decrease in the arterial pressure or … Continue reading Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Leg