Compartment syndrome of the hand is a potentially devastating problem that can result in significant deformity and functional loss. This article reviews the compartmental anatomy of the hand, the diagnosis of compartment syndrome, and the surgical technique for hand and finger fasciotomies, in addition to postoperative considerations. Rapid diagnosis of acute compartment syndrome and immediate surgical decompression of the compartments of the hand are necessary to achieve acceptable outcomes and prevent long-term disability.
- compartment syndrome of the hand
- first web space contracture
- intrinsic contracture
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine