Compartment syndrome

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  • Baseball Compartment Syndrome

    also has compartments which house different parts of the body. One of the things that medical professionals do not see that much of however, is compartment syndrome. When one of these compartments become injured, it causes a great amount of increased pressure inside the compartment and it can cause ischemia of the muscle and loss of a limb. This condition is known as Compartment Syndrome (Nielson & Whelan). Case Study During a baseball game at an athletic training clinical site, a baseball player got hit with a baseball…

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  • Volkmann's Contracture: A Case Study

    called compartment syndrome. Compartment syndrome can cause a Volkmann’s contracture. Injury to the arm, including a crash injury or fracture, leads to swelling that presses on blood vessels and decreases blood flow to the arm. When a person has prolonged blood flow it injures the nerves and muscles, causing them to become stiff and shortened. The muscle shortens…

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  • Case Study Of Compartment Syndrome

    Compartment syndrome occurs when pressure builds up within an enclosed muscular compartment due to swelling or internal bleeding. It is most likely to occur in the leg following fractures of either the tibia or fibula, but rarely occurs in the thigh. A 27 y.o. male presented to the Emergency Department complaining of severe pain in his left thigh. He works at a fast food retail shop, runs marathons regularly (but hasn’t in the past 4 months) and he recalls no trauma to the leg over the weeks…

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  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome Analysis

    Anterior compartment syndrome results from an initial injury that was compromising vascular components leading to cell death due to hypoxia increasing intra-compartmental pressure (Moore et. al, 2014). Increased intra-compartmental pressure will be evident due to the vasculature being compromised with will further lead to cell damage, muscle necrosis, and maybe lead to permanent disability, amputation of the limb, or even death. Some signs this individual might suspect if this occurs are edema,…

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  • Exertional Compartment Syndrome Research Paper

    Introduction Exertional compartment syndrome is a condition that occurs when swelling and pressure build up in a body space (compartment) of the arms or legs during or after exercise. Groups of muscles, nerves, and blood vessels in the arms and legs are separated into various compartments. Each compartment is surrounded by tough layers of tissue called fascia. During exercise, muscle swells due to increased blood flow. The swelling may increase the pressure within the layers of fascia and begin…

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  • Dry Needling And Compartment Syndrome Case Study

    Background information: In today’s society many people suffer from compartment syndrome and are seeking alternative methodologies to alleviate the symptoms. Research through the use of interviews, academic articles, books, websites, medical journals will be conducted to determine if “Is dry needling effective in alleviating compartment syndrome?”. Through the use of refinement processes such as the mind map, pyramid and the lotus diagram was to focus on my key interests; sport injuries, health…

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  • Rhett Disease Case Study

    disabilities, what sickle cell does in children with neurodevelopment disorders, and what psychiatric disorders and down syndrome does in adolescents and young adults. This paper will only contain abstracts of my own doings for each journal I have obtained for this study. I will not be going into depth with every single disorder that is within a neurodevelopment disorder such as Mendelsohn’s Syndrome or…

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  • Williams Syndrome

    This is a test to screen a pregnancy to determine whether a baby has an increased chance of having specific chromosome disorders. The test examines the baby's DNA in the mother's blood. Williams Syndrome Williams syndrome is a rare disorder that can lead to problems with development. It is passed down in the offsprings of families. One of the 25 missing genes is the one that produces elastin, a protein that allows blood vessels and other tissues in the body to stretch. It is likely that…

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  • Angelman Syndrome

    Angelman syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects around 1 in around 12,000-20,000 live births and affects both males and females equally. Angelman syndrome is very often misdiagnosed as autism or cerebral palsy. Angelman syndrome is not an inherited disease, and is instead caused by a change in the E3 ubiquitin protein ligase gene (UBE3A) on the maternal chromosome 15. This change prevents the chromosome from functioning properly. It occurs as a random event during the formation of eggs…

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  • Adrienne Bashista Speech

    The speaker Adrienne Bashista gave a very insightful speech about what Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is and how it is caused. Before our speaker told us about her son, I had very little knowledge about what FASD was. I now realize how severe FASD is and how even the slightest consumption of alcohol can affect a fetus during pregnancy. I became aware that FASD is a rare syndrome that only 2 to 5 percent of the population have. This statistic surprised me due to a large amount of woman who may drink when…

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