Tag Compartment syndrome
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Compartment Syndrome CCC

Musculoskeletal compartment syndrome is a limb threatening condition resulting from increased pressure within a muscular compartment, which causes compression of the nerves, muscles and vessels within the compartment.
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Muscular claustrophobia

A 27 year-old man sustained an undisplaced midshaft fracture of his tibia, he was put in a long leg cast and sent home...what happened next?