Compartment syndrome is a medical condition that is a medical emergency requiring immediate surgery. It occurs when there is added pressure in a muscle “compartment” of the body, or breadth of muscles, usually in the arms, hands, legs, belly and buttocks. The syndrome is due to an deepening extravasation of fluids that increase the compartment pressures in the affected areas. Symptoms include out of proportion pain, paresthesia, pallor, and pulselessness.
Compartmenet syndrome is a medical emergency and usually require surgery called a faciotomy. Irreversible tissue damage can occur and irreversible tissue death can occur in six hours. If left untreated, cs can advance to to the point where amputation is needed.
Compartment syndrome is a condition that requires time of the essence attention or bad things, which are avoidable, can occur.