Description Compartment syndrome is a limb-threatening condition caused by swelling within the myofacial compartments of the limb. It most commonly occurs in the leg or forearm secondary to trauma and leads to decreased tissue perfusion below basal tissue
about 5 years ago
Detailed examination of the joints is usually not included in the routine medical examination. However, joint related complaints are rather common, and understanding anatomy and physiology of both normal function and pathologic conditions is critically important when evaluating the symptomatic patient. By gaining an appreciation for the basic structures and functioning of the joint, you'll be able to "logic" your way thru the exam, even if you can't remember the eponym attached to each specific test!
over 5 years ago