Definition of compartment syndrome in English:

compartment syndrome

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noun

Medicine
  • A condition resulting from increased pressure within a confined body space, especially of the leg or forearm.
    More 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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