alexa Comparing the methods of measuring compartment pressures in acute compartment syndrome.
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Journal of Trauma & Treatment

Author(s): Uliasz A, Ishida JT, Fleming JK, Yamamoto LG

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Abstract The objectives of this study were to compare the reliability and accuracy of published methods of measuring intramuscular compartment pressures. A muscle compartment model was constructed. Pressure was standardized using a water column exerting pressure on a muscle slab. The following three methods of intracompartmental pressure were used to measure the pressure within the muscle slab of the model: (1) Stryker, (2) manometric IV pump, and (3) Whitesides method. The Stryker and IV pump methods were similarly accurate compared with the "standard pressure." The Whitesides method was not reliable in measuring a reproducible pressure. The IV pump method is comparable to the Stryker instrument in terms of accuracy and ease of use. If a Stryker instrument is unavailable, the IV pump method can serve as a suitable and satisfactory alternative. Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.) This article was published in Am J Emerg Med and referenced in Journal of Trauma & Treatment

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