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compartment syndrome Line breaks: com|part|ment syn|drome

Definition of compartment syndrome in English:


A condition resulting from increased pressure within a confined body space, especially of the leg or forearm.
Example sentences
  • Loss of sensation may be the first sign of a developing compartment syndrome.
  • There have been many recent proposals of new diagnostic techniques for chronic exertional compartment syndrome.
  • The mainstay of treatment for chronic exertional compartment syndrome has been surgery.

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