[Acute intracompartmental pressure syndrome in the foot of children and the young].

Duodecim; laaketieteellinen aikakauskirja

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Sinikumpu JJ, Serlo W, Orava S. [Acute intracompartmental pressure syndrome in the foot of children and the young]. Duodecim. 2011;127(21):2273-9.
Acute intracompartmental pressure syndrome is a surgical emergency situation. The syndrome is rare and is most commonly associated with a high-energy trauma. It may occur also without trauma, for instance in muscular overloading. The syndrome should be suspected, when a child suffers from acute foot pain. The treatment is immediate compartment release surgery. A delay can be critical, because complications may remain persistent.