Nerve Injury Due to Compartment Syndrome

  • Yasusuke Hirasawa


Compartment syndrome refers to a condition in which an increase in the internal pressure of a space or compartment, enclosed by strong fascia, bone, or both, causes muscular or neurological impairment. Volkmann contracture [216] is a typical compartment syndrome affecting the upper extremities, and anterior tibial syndrome is affects the lower extremities (Fig. 1).


Internal Pressure Compartment Syndrome Posterior Compartment Extensor Compartment Forearm Flexor 
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© Springer Japan 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasusuke Hirasawa
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  1. 1.Kyoto Prefectural University of MedicineJapan
  2. 2.Graduate SchoolMeiji University of Oriental MedicineKyotoJapan

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