You suspect compartment syndrome. Are you 100% sure?
Delays and misdiagnoses can have catastrophic consequences. Nerves and tissue can die and muscles can be damaged quickly.
With compartment syndrome, early detection is vitally important. Patients who receive an early fasciotomy experience:
- A 16.1% lower rate of amputation
- A 7.9% lower rate of infection
- Significantly shorter hospital stays
Confirming compartment syndrome quickly and confidently can be difficult. However, confirmation is critical for your next course of action