Clinical Pearls.docx - Marilyn Hughes Clinical Pearls Compartment syndrome in an extremity is life-threatening and occurs when perfusion pressure falls

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Marilyn Hughes Clinical Pearls: - Compartment syndrome in an extremity is life-threatening and occurs when perfusion pressure falls below tissue pressure. - Could lead to ischemia without prompt intervention. - Early signs include: sensory deficits, unrelenting pain, and numbness while late signs may include, motor weakness and pain not controlled by opioids.
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  • Winter '17
  • Vomiting, Compartment syndrome, Marilyn Hughes

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