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Acute Lower Extremity Compartment Syndrome (20)
Compartment syndrome is muscle injury that occurs at the capillary level. As tissue fluid from injury accumulates within a compartment, pressure within that compartment increases. When this pressure increases substantially, capillary blood flow diminishes, leading to tissue ischemia. Subsequently, the flow of lymph and venous blood decreases, causing further swelling. Sensory nerves are affected next, causing pain, numbness and tingling. Finally, arterial flow is compromised, causing worsening pain and impaired motor function.

This offering expired on May 1, 2014
   Course Material: Acute Lower Extremity Compartment Syndrome
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(Grade to pass: 70%, 2 tries)

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Course NameCreditsCost
Acute Lower Extremity Compartment Syndrome2$10

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