Patient Comments: Compartment Syndrome - Diagnosis

Question:

Describe the events that led to a diagnosis of compartment syndrome. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Paul, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

I was working in my shop one day and suddenly felt extreme pain in my right forearm and at the same time the fingers of the hand quit working. Then I noticed I had no pulse in the wrist and had my wife drive me to the emergency room. After several scans it was found that a blood clot had plugged the main artery causing compartment syndrome. A quick flight by helicopter to the hospital and onto the operating table where the surgeon removed the clot. At this time about 7 hours had passed since the beginning of the incident.

Comment from: mathilde, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 28

Lifting and twisting with a heavy weight caused my compartment syndrome.

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