Compartment Syndrome Anatomy
To better understand compartment syndrome, it helps to understand the anatomy of the soft tissues.
Fascia is a very strong, flexible layer of tissue that surrounds a group of muscles. For example, fascia surrounds the group of muscles in the forearm, which controls movement in the hand. The fascia forms an enclosure around the muscles, called a compartment. Bones, blood vessels, nerves and tendons also reside within the compartment.
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