M.S, General Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Medicine, Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery, Fellowship In Laparoscopic & Robotic Onco-Surgery, FIAGES, Fellow in MInimally invasive HPB surgery
General Surgeon - Specializes in Treatment of Compartment Syndrome
Compartment syndrome is defined as the problem where there is excessive build up of pressure inside the body. This usually happens in an enclosed area that leads to bleeding and swelling. The same usually happens post an injury. If the pressure is not released correctly, it impedes the blood flow from and to the tissues and this can be fatal. Symptoms include acute pain, numbness and swelling.
HOW IS COMPARTMENT SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will give you a physical exam to check for signs of acute or chronic compartment syndrome. They may squeeze the injured area to determine the severity of your pain. Your doctor may also use a pressure meter with a needle attached to measure how much pressure is in the compartment. This measurement needs to be taken while you’re doing the activity that makes your leg or arms hurt. It will be taken again after you’ve finished. Your doctor may take X-rays to rule out other conditions.
HOW IS COMPARTMENT SYNDROME TREATED?
General surgeons perform surgery to release dangerously high pressure in case of acute compartment syndrome. Any slings or casts that may be constricting the injured part needs to be removed.
DID YOU KNOW?
It can also happen due to burns, fractures, and trauma.