Compartment syndrome of the upper extremity.


Journal Article (Review)

Compartment syndrome involves the sustained elevation of interstitial tissue pressures within an osteofascial envelope to nonphysiologic levels. Tissue injury involves a spectrum from reversible to irreversible damage and, therefore, early recognition and treatment is critical for optimal outcomes. This article reviews the nature of upper extremity compartment syndrome; considers the general classification scheme and potential causes; and discusses the pertinent anatomy, pathophysiology, treatment recommendations, and outcomes for this challenging condition.

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Cited Authors

  • Leversedge, FJ; Moore, TJ; Peterson, BC; Seiler, JG

Published Date

  • March 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 544 - 560

PubMed ID

  • 21371631

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21371631

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-6564

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-5023

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.12.008


  • eng