Event Title

Recurrent Bilateral Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: A Case Study

Location

Taylor 405, Madison Union, JMU

Start Date

4-6-2019 9:00 AM

Description

Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is usually rare, but can indefinitely sideline an athlete if not treated properly. Recurrence in different compartments is particularly uncommon. Medical and allied health professionals seek to understand it better in hope of preventing and treating it most effectively. In this case, an 18 year old female collegiate basketball player presented with severe pain, numbness, and tingling bilaterally in the anterolateral lower legs during exercise. She also reported a feeling of tightness or pressure in the area. Ultimately, she was diagnosed with chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the lateral compartments. She made a successful return to play following surgical intervention. 3 years later, she presented with identical symptoms bilaterally in the posterior lower legs and underwent a second successful surgery for the posterior compartments.

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Apr 6th, 9:00 AM

Recurrent Bilateral Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: A Case Study

Taylor 405, Madison Union, JMU

Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is usually rare, but can indefinitely sideline an athlete if not treated properly. Recurrence in different compartments is particularly uncommon. Medical and allied health professionals seek to understand it better in hope of preventing and treating it most effectively. In this case, an 18 year old female collegiate basketball player presented with severe pain, numbness, and tingling bilaterally in the anterolateral lower legs during exercise. She also reported a feeling of tightness or pressure in the area. Ultimately, she was diagnosed with chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the lateral compartments. She made a successful return to play following surgical intervention. 3 years later, she presented with identical symptoms bilaterally in the posterior lower legs and underwent a second successful surgery for the posterior compartments.