Title

Getting A Leg Up On Compartment Syndrome

Lead Author Major

Athletic Training

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Jodi Baker

Faculty Mentor Department

Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Christopher Ludwig

Abstract/Artist Statement

The purpose of this presentation is to increase the awareness of lower leg compartment syndrome for healthcare practitioners and the general public. The two different types of compartment syndrome are acute and chronic compartment syndrome. The prevalence of chronic compartment syndrome is most common throughout the active population, yet it is important to note that acute compartment syndrome can become life threatening if misdiagnosed. Therefore, this presentation will discuss the challenges of clinically evaluating and diagnosing compartment syndrome. This presentation will include a discussion of the etiology, pathogenesis, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and unique components of chronic compartment syndrome. A thorough understanding, combined with the early recognition and proper care may reduce the severity of compartment syndrome and aid in the return to functional activity.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

Start Date

20-4-2013 9:10 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 9:25 AM

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Getting A Leg Up On Compartment Syndrome

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

The purpose of this presentation is to increase the awareness of lower leg compartment syndrome for healthcare practitioners and the general public. The two different types of compartment syndrome are acute and chronic compartment syndrome. The prevalence of chronic compartment syndrome is most common throughout the active population, yet it is important to note that acute compartment syndrome can become life threatening if misdiagnosed. Therefore, this presentation will discuss the challenges of clinically evaluating and diagnosing compartment syndrome. This presentation will include a discussion of the etiology, pathogenesis, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and unique components of chronic compartment syndrome. A thorough understanding, combined with the early recognition and proper care may reduce the severity of compartment syndrome and aid in the return to functional activity.