Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Michael Maher, Cyril Mauffrey
    Pages 1-7 Open Access
  3. Milton T. M. Little, Carol A. Lin, Mark S. Vrahas
    Pages 9-16 Open Access
  4. Geraldine Merle, Edward J. Harvey
    Pages 17-24 Open Access
  5. Alan J. Johnstone, Derek Ball
    Pages 25-34 Open Access
  6. Andrew D. Duckworth, Charles M. Court-Brown, Margaret M. McQueen
    Pages 35-49 Open Access
  7. David J. Hak, Cyril Mauffrey
    Pages 51-58 Open Access
  8. Kyros Ipaktchi, Jessica Wingfield, Salih Colakoglu
    Pages 59-66 Open Access
  9. Cody M. Tillinghast, Joshua L. Gary
    Pages 67-81 Open Access
  10. Vasilios G. Igoumenou, Zinon T. Kokkalis, Andreas F. Mavrogenis
    Pages 83-95 Open Access
  11. Julian G. Lugo-Pico, Amiethab Aiyer, Jonathan Kaplan, Anish R. Kadakia
    Pages 97-104 Open Access
  12. Douglas W. Lundy, Jennifer L. Bruggers
    Pages 105-112 Open Access
  13. Sascha Halvachizadeh, Kai Oliver Jensen, Hans-Christoph Pape
    Pages 113-123 Open Access
  14. David J. Hak
    Pages 125-132 Open Access
  15. Christopher Lee, Robert V. O’Toole
    Pages 133-144 Open Access
  16. Ioannis V. Papachristos, Peter V. Giannoudis
    Pages 145-160 Open Access
  17. Joshua A. Parry
    Pages 161-167 Open Access
  18. Andrew H. Schmidt
    Pages 169-176 Open Access
  19. Vasilios G. Igoumenou, Zinon T. Kokkalis, Andreas F. Mavrogenis
    Pages C1-C1 Open Access
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 177-181

About this book


Compartment syndrome is a complex physiologic process with significant potential harm, and though an important clinical problem, the basic science and research surrounding this entity remains poorly understood. This unique open access book fills the gap in the knowledge of compartment syndrome, re-evaluating the current state of the art on this condition. The current clinical diagnostic criteria are presented, as well as the multiple dilemmas facing the surgeon. Pathophysiology, ischemic thresholds and pressure management techniques and limitations are discussed in detail. The main surgical management strategy, fasciotomy, is then described for both the upper and lower extremities, along with wound care. Compartment syndrome due to patient positioning, in children and polytrauma patients, and unusual presentations are likewise covered. Novel diagnosis and prevention strategies, as well as common misconceptions and legal ramifications stemming from compartment syndrome, round out the presentation.

Unique and timely, Compartment Syndrome: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management will be indispensable for orthopedic and trauma surgeons confronted with this common yet challenging medical condition. 


Compartment syndrome Decreased pulse Edema Fasciotomy Ischemia Ischemic threshold Patient positioning Polytrauma Pressure management Wound management open access

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Interim Director of Service, Department of OrthopedicsDenver Health Medical CenterDenverUSA
  2. 2.Central Florida Regional HospitalHughston Orthopedic Trauma GroupSanfordUSA
  3. 3.Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

About the editors

Cyril Mauffrey, MD, FACS, FRCS, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Interim Director of Service, Department of Orthopedics, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA 

David J. Hak, MD, MBA, FACS, Hughston Orthopedic Trauma Group, Central Florida Regional Hospital , Sanford, FL USA

Murphy P. Martin, III, MD, Assistant Professor , Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New Orleans, LA, USA 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Compartment Syndrome
  • Book Subtitle A Guide to Diagnosis and Management
  • Editors Cyril Mauffrey
    David J. Hak
    Murphy P. Martin III
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-22330-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-22333-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-22331-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
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