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Managing leg pain - focus on chronic exertional compartment syndrome

Managing leg pain - focus on chronic exertional compartment syndrome

Dr Mark Hutchinson, professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Illinois Medical Centre, and star of the three million times viewed BJSM physical examination videos [http://bit.ly/17UzOuu], gives Karim Khan an update on examination and management of leg pain. He explains why he doesn’t use the term ’shin splints’.In this podcast Dr Hutchinson covers: (i) clinical work-up of persistent leg pain (ii) investigating compartment pressure (iii) two or four compartments? (iv) tips for surgeons treating compartment syndrome (v) fasciotomy or fasciectomy?Three extremely relevant papers in BJSM include:Chronic exertional compartment syndrome testing: a minimalist approach http://bit.ly/10aWJu3Chronic exertional compartment syndrome http://bit.ly/ZMnzIWIntracompartmental pressure testing: results of an international survey of current clinical practice, highlighting the need for standardised protocolshttp://bit.ly/17Nbvfd

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