The results of the latest BJSM home-page poll are in. We had a split!! Folks can’t agree on a very common procedure in sports medicine. Yikes!! Out of 120 respondents, 57% preferred that all 4 compartments are measured in both legs to diagnose chronic compartment syndrome. Unless both methods have equal outcomes a large proportion of sportspeople are getting suboptimal investigation and treatment! Please submit your thoughts as a comment below or as an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it as a Guest Blog. Hot topic!
What do other experts have to say about this topic? Read these related BJSM articles:
- Hutchinson, M . 2011. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome. BJSM, Published online first: 25 May 2011; 45: 952-953. (free online!)
- Hislop M, and Batt ME. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome testing: a minimalist approach. BJSM, Published online first: 25 May 2011; 45:954-955. (free online!)
- Hislop, M and Tierny, P. 2011. Intracompartmental pressure testing: results of an international survey of current clinical practice, highlighting the need for standardised protocols. BJSM; 45:956-958.
- Barbour TDA, Briggs CA, Bell SN et al. 2004. Histology of the fascial-periosteal interface in lower limb chronic deep posterior compartment syndrome. BJSM; 38:709-717.
- Chronic Compartment Syndrome and Surgery — Are patients being tested correctly for this condition? How are your patients tested?
Check out the BJSM homepage to contribute to the new online survey.