oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Exercise-induced compartment syndrome
|Article Title||Exercise-induced compartment syndrome|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 University of Natal Medical School, Durban|
|Publication Date||Nov 1999|
|Pages||20 - 23|
|Keyword(s)||Acute thrombosis, Aortic aneurysm, Atheromatous disease, Coarctation of aorta, Embolism, Ischaemia, Ischaemic limb pain, Mucoid degeneration, Muscular tendinous interface, Nerve entrapment, Popliteal artery entrapment, Rhabdomyolysis, Shin splints and Tendinous injury|
Exercise-induced limb pain is usually benign, does not constitute a medical emergency, and resolves with appropriate treatment and/or rest. The exception to this rule is limb pain of vascular origin that requires prompt, accurate diagnosis and that may warrant urgent surgical intervention, when appropriate, to prevent morbidity and even mortality.
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